Nigerian NGO to launch ‘Handhelp’ app against kidnapping

Mobile App for tackling crime released in Nigeria

Centre for Climate Change and Environmental Studies in partnership with Steffen Helbing, is set to launch an emergency call application for different distress situations.

The “Handhelp” application can be found on apple store and also on Google Play.

The application also comes with a button that can be used in distress situations of which the first month of use comes with a free trial while the monthly cost of the application is N40.

Stephen Helbing, a German politician, who facilitated the application made this known at an event in Abuja explained that the device is called “Handhelp”.

The application, according to him, is important to women and children in cases of kidnapping and other incidences.

Executive Director, Centre for Climate Change and Environmental Studies, Dr. Aminu Zakari, explained that the centre has a ten-year strategic plan with Steffen Helbing to facilitate the launch of the app.

Dr. Zakari also said that the application which is security sensitive is meant for the disabled and able people for use in emergency situations such as kidnapping, robbery, accident, fire outbreak and also sickness.

He added that the centre is in talks with the security agencies on how to make the application better accessible to the general public#

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