Security Agencies Need Support to Effectively Tackle Crimes in Nigeria —-Egbuchulam,  E.F. Network Boss

TECH DIGEST – As part of effort to tackle the rising spate of insecurity in Nigeria, E.F. Network, an indigenous tech company, has urged citizens to work towards supporting the security agencies in order to enhance their the effectiveness in making the country safer.

The Chairman/CEO of the company, Mr Gideon Egbuchulam, who made the call while briefing journalists in Abuja, explained that the recent launch of a security solution called efphonetaxi, was part of the company’s contribution towards deployment of ICT for crime fighting in the country.

“We (E.F. Network) have developed the efphonetaxi to assist in crime fighting by the security agencies in Nigeria.

He, however, added, “we cannot all be security officers to make a difference, but could contribute to our country in different ways to enhance the country’s security apparatus”.

According to him, Nigeria is unfortunately among the some of the countries in the world that is bedeviled with high rate of kidnapping and other criminalities, and some of the strategies adapted by countries in similar situation included the use of technology and asymmetric approach for crime fighting.

He, therefore, advised Nigerians to embrace the use of the new technology –efphonetaxi – to curtail the scary level of phone related crimes.

The Chairman said, “efphonetaxi will reduce the number of phone related crimes, as the solution has anti-kidnapping tool which will help Nigeria security agencies respond faster to crimes.”

With the solution, Nigerians can now heave a sigh of relief from the incessant phone related crimes or phone owners exposing their phone contents to thieves or unauthorized persons.

The app gives precise location of the person in possession of the phone hereby providing a tool for instant arrest and clamp down on marauders.

It renders a stolen phone useless when remotely locked or even facilitates the arrest of the thief.

Another beauty of the app is that the icon on the phone can be hidden where the thief won’t know it is installed and codes or PIN, only known to the owner, is used to operate the phone remotely.

The owner of the stolen/lost phone performs efphonetaxi commands remotely without the thief knowing what is happening, including snapping the pictures of the thief. In the event the owner was harmed, the pictures of the thief taken remotely by the owner or relative with the phone owner’s PIN could be helpful to law enforcement agencies.

The company advised phone owners to share their access code with trusted friend or family member who can assist perform the remote commands functions in the event the owner of the phone is unable to do so when the phone is lost, stolen or the owner is kidnapped.

This is necessary because, if no command is sent to the phone, the thief may have access to the content of the phone. Once the lock code is sent, the app locks the phone while the owner commences search activities. By so doing no unauthorized user can access any information once the phone is code-locked.

The company, E.F. Network further said if the owner or authorized user fails to initiate a recovery attempt, efphonetaxi app may not know that the phone has been stolen or lost.

The company directs any one requiring further explanation or assistance to contacts it’s customer service at 08091113333 or visit for more details.