In furtherance of its measures to curtail insecurity in the state, the Zamfara state government has established an emergency call centre for the general public to call in the event of any emergencies, particularly on security.
In a statement signed by Hon Commissioner for Information, Ibrahim Magaji Dosara, and made available to Omonaijablog.com.ng; “the emergency call centre 112 is also free of charge and can be called by any citizen from anywhere in case of any attack, kidnapping, cattle rustling, movement of bandits and or criminals.
The call to the centre will immediately be verified, processed and directed to the appropriate security operatives for necessary rescue operations across the 14 local government areas of the state.
People are therefore advised to make use of the opportunity to call the emergency call centre to inform government of the emergency situation or challenges facing them to enable the government swift into rescue mission action.
The decision of the government to establish the emergency call centre is to ease and facilitate citizens in reaching out to authorities or security operatives in terms of security breach by bandits and or criminals in all the nooks and crannies of the state.
It may be recall that citizens are apprehensive of exposing bandits and informants due the fear of being killed. However, with the new emergency call centre, people can now call to tell their ordeal without the fear of being exposed to bandits when they share intelligence.
Zamfara became the first state in Nigeria to established such emergency call centre for security.
Ibrahim Magaji Dosara
Hon Commissioner for Information