This development is another measure to improve the security situation across the country.
The mobile app provides an eye witness feature where users can report crimes anonymously in the format of photos, text and videos.
The “Hawk Eye” app was developed by Lagos-based tech firm Web Assets Nigeria Limited in partnership with US-based tech firms, BBGN&K, and tech giant, Microsoft, along with the active collaboration of the Nigeria Police.
The solution provides key technologies such as facial recognition and KPI’s (Key Performance Indicators).
Speaking ahead of the launch in Abuja, Mr. Kayode Aladesuyi, Chief Executive Officer, Web Assets, noted that security of life and property is an indispensable ingredient for national growth and development.
According to him, “Hawk Eye is a demonstration of the commitment of the Nigerian Police to work in partnership with communities and the Nigerian public to continue to improve the security situation across the country.”
On the working of the app, Aladesuyi said while Hawk Eye will allow users to report crimes anonymously to the police by video, voice or text, the app is part of a comprehensive security solution that involves the equipping of patrol vehicles with mobile device terminals, providing performance management, data as decision tools and the revamping of the police command and control centers.
According to Aladesuyi, the system is now available for reporting by citizens in FCT and coming to Lagos in September with roll-out planned for other states.