Official Emergency Helplines in Nigeria

In this post, Nigerian Guide has compiled the official list of emergency phone numbers or helplines in Nigeria. These hotlines are made available so that you can contact the relevant agencies and authorities should you encounter situations that are beyond your control, situations which require urgent response from the relevant government authorities.

Official Emergency Helplines in Nigeria

Just as we have done with the official emergency helplines in Lagos State, we would like the Nigerian populace to be aware of the emergency numbers that are available in the country so that whenever there is the need to involve government presence in an issue that is beyond your control, you will know the right numbers available to call.

Having emergency numbers of the Police or Ambulance in the country can do you a whole lot of good if you are in a situation that requires urgent help. You can also add the Fire Service helpline to the list so that you will be in a better position to know what to do and who to call whenever there is a fire emergency. These three helplines are very important and should be a must have for every citizen of Nigeria.

It is important to note that the emergency phone number for the Nigeria Police is not 911. That hotline is reserved for those in the United States of America. If you are in a situation that is distressing and you need the police in Nigeria to come to your aid as soon as possible, the official general emergency phone number to dial is 112 or 199.

The numbers 112 or 199 are also the official emergency helpline for the Federal Fire Service and the Ambulance services in the country and it would do you a lot of good to have these numbers in memory so that you can easily recall them during emergency situations.

There are also some very important official emergency helplines in Nigeria that you need to know and we have listed them below for easy access to anyone in the country who is in need of them, and those who would love to share these numbers with their family and friends who are unaware that they exist.


The official emergency helplines in the country are listed below. Nigerians are encouraged to use these hotlines as often as they can in order to make the country a better place.

The Nigeria Police Emergency 

01-4931260, 01-4978899.

Inspector General of Police (IGP)

0805966666 (SMS only).

Rapid Response Squad (RRS)

070-55350249, 070-35068242, 080-79279349.

State Security Service (SSS)


Lagos Emergency Service (Police, Ambulance, and Traffic Service)

112 or 767

Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC)

122 or 07002255372.

Child Domestic Violence

08107572829, 08131643208.

Violation of Girls and Women Helpline


Depression/Suicide Prevention Initiative

08062106493, 08092106493, 09080217555, 09034400009, 08111909909, 07013811143.

Nigerian Army Human Rights (If you are harassed by Army officials)

08160134303, 08161507644.

The Author

Maduawuchi Obialo

Maduawuchi Obialo is the founder of Nigerian Guide and an Editor at Nigerian Infopedia. He is a professional Web Content Developer and a Biochemist.

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