Official Nigerian Emergency Help Line: 112

The Code For Emergency Helpline in Nigeria 

Just as obtained in most European and North American countries, Nigerian government runs an emergency help line coded, 112.

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It is like America’s 911 emergency help line. This is a line the citizens and inhabitants of Nigeria are expected to dial in the event of distress or life-threatening emergencies.

It is unfortunate that most Nigerian citizens and those living in the country are yet to get familiar with the country’s official emergency help line coded, 112.

The emergency or distress call platform (112) is under the management of Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC), Nigerian’s telecommunications regulatory agency.

The 112-emergency help line which is Nigerian’s official help line or distress call code is a toll-free line which runs for 24 hours and seven days of the week.

The platform has centers in most Nigerian states known as Emergency Communication Center (ECC).

These centers are manned by psychologists and professional call takers who are well trained on handling of distress and emergency situations.

Also, at these centers are major Nigerian security outfits. These security agencies help to dispatch and coordinate the life-saving purpose of the centers.

The 112 emergency help line operations and activities are highly classified and are kept out of public spaces and knowing.

The platform has helped greatly in the fight against crimes and life-saving operations in Nigeria.

The public can call into the platform or dial 112 in the event of the following:

  • Fire Outbreak
  • Robbery
  • Accidents
  • Collapsed Building
  • Fights
  • Flooding
  • Riots
  • Destitute

As well as in the case of other life-threatening emergencies.

The public, Nigerian citizens are advised to take advantage of wonderful platform whenever they are faced with life-threatening emergency or distress.

We salute the efforts of great patriots manning these emergency communication centers, who work tirelessly day and night to safeguard our society and keep our environments safe.

Always remember to dial 112. Its free, fast and professional.


The Author

Emmanuel Igwenagu

Igwenagu Emmanuel is the founder of Nigerian Informer. He holds B.A, M.Sc in Mass Communication. He is a Communication researcher and 112 emergency help line dispatcher.

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  1. 112 battalion. Hahaha

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