It’s has not been very long since the launch of iPolice and now its already live and very relevant in the Nigerian market as the elections are drawing near. iPolice is an urgent security information sharing application.
Peter Ihesie, chief technology officer at Complustech Nigeria, said, “We are making the app available to serve the society. Some people would prefer to have security report around their area or somewhere they need to visit, even before stepping out of their home. The app will be critical at this moment of elections.
According to Ihesie, the application will promote safety in the coming general elections and for this reason they are in talks with the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), Director of State Security (DSS), security consultants, among others, for community generated security reports and tips on how to handle certain situations.
The technology officer further said that, private security agents with tips or valuable information to share with the people can leverage the platform to reach the subscribers; which would be either mail or SMS.
On Community Generated Security Information, Bumi Idoko, the team’s customer support officer, said that “there are situations where Security Agencies might not be present, individuals could generate such reports and file to them”.
She however said though such reports might not be verifiable, Complustech Nigeria included props to distinguish the reports from others generated from verifiable sources.
Also speaking, Christian Uzor, the head of technology, added that iPolice makes it possible to follow and analyze security and crime trends according to federal state and given location.