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New mobile network launched for vigilantes

29 October 2013, 08:40Henry Ifeanyi

Lagos - Globacom, the local mobile network firm, has launched Vigicom, an offering that aims to assist local vigilante groups effectively perform their job of securing communities.

Vigicom will allow members of the group make free calls among themselves and their family members.

Speaking at the official launch of the product,  Globacom Head of Public Sector, Tunde Amunikoro, said the company was conscious of the impact that local vigilante groups made in checking security hence the decision to empower them to be more effective.

“The essence of Vigicom  is to enable security men to send or receive alerts and reach out to critical stakeholders, particularly in distress, without being encumbered by the non-availability of recharge cards even in the remotest part of the country,” he said.

“Take for instance armed security men deployed on the highway to secure travelers against robbers. How would they be able to communicate with each other as well as their headquarters and families in case of emergencies without having to recharge. This is in consideration of the fact that that recharge cards are not in the remote highways. With Vigicom, that challenge is over,” Amunikoro added.

Alhaji Ali Sokoto, Commander General of the Vigilante Group of Nigeria (VGN) noted Vigicom will help in effective local policing of remote areas and also assist in gathering necessary intelligence about criminals.

He endorsed the Vigicom product and thanked Globacom for coming out with the service. To make free calls, subscribers must at have at least N1 000.

– CAJ News



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