Jos, Nigeria: The Plateau State security outfit, Operation Rainbow has launched a free mobile app to track violent crimes.
The “Early Warning System Jos” app allows users to communicate directly with the intelligence department of the agency from any part of the world.
The app available on google play store for free specifically aims to boost early warning detection and response to security threats by the agency, officials say.
It is the first to be launched by a state in Nigeria, modeled after the Nigeria Police Force app, “iPolice-Hawk Eye” unveiled last year.
The app adds to the agency’s earlier unveiled toll-free crime reporting channels – 30812 SMS code, 0906-01000-10 till free line and 112 Emergency line designed in collaboration with Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC).
OPR has also been swift in responding to threats reported through its email and social media handles – firstname.lastname@example.org, facebook.com/josproject/operation-rainbow, twitter.com/josrainbow.
The agency which is being supported by the United Nations Development Program, UNDP is available on www.plateauews.org.