An emergency is a sudden, serious, and frequently dangerous situation that puts people’s health, lives, property, or the environment in danger immediately and calls for immediate action. In some circumstances, mitigation may not be possible, and organizations may only be able to provide palliative care for the aftermath; most emergencies necessitate urgent intervention to prevent a worsening situation.
More so, while some emergencies are apparent (like a natural disaster that poses a severe threat to many lives), many less severe incidents necessitate the observer (or affected party) to determine whether they constitute an emergency. The exact definition of an emergency, the agencies involved, and the procedures employed vary by jurisdiction and are typically established by the government, whose agencies (emergency services) are in charge of emergency planning and management.
Emergencies happen whenever, wherever, and to whomever, no one is above disaster or accidents, but they can be checked. In emergencies, people usually require quick dials to access help or call for help. From movies and happenings in the global south, many people will think that the emergency number to call is 911, but that helpline is not in Nigeria.
Instead, the official general policed emergency phone number in Nigeria to dial is 112 or 199. This is especially important in cases of theft or kidnapping, fights, or chaotic disaster involving arms that could harm or end your life or the lives of your loved ones. You can reach the country’s federal fire service and ambulance services by dialing “112” or “199.”
However, since some emergencies are specific and require expertise, the federal government of Nigeria has set up. It continues to set up agencies in charge of responding to emergency issues over the years. Some of these agencies also have regulatory functions to oversee the operation of response and mitigation of emergencies. These emergency agencies cut across security, health and the environment.
The agencies that respond to security, health, and natural disasters are discussed in the remaining sections of this article, along with their emergency numbers.
Nigeria Emergency Security Numbers
The federal government of Nigeria sets up Nigerian security agencies to enable them to maintain peace, protect its borders, and conduct intelligent activities within and outside the nation. Most of these security agencies are set up to help the country reduce the rate of crime within and outside its territories and respond to citizens’ emergency security issues.
Here is a list of Nigeria’s security numbers for security.
1. National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA)
In Nigeria, the NDLEA is in charge of drug policy and management. The agency is mandated to stop the illegitimate production, importation, exportation, sale, and trafficking of psychoactive substances. They also participate in drug abuse prevention activities like advocacy, counselling, and drug user rehabilitation. NDLEA agents are actively tracking down, apprehending, and prosecuting traffickers of dangerous substances following Nigeria’s various pertinent drug laws as part of their commitment to protecting society from the dangers of illicit substances and their purveyors.
Emergency Contact for NDLEA are +234-80-621-999-99; +234-8133333333.
2. Nigeria Custom Servcie (NCS)
The Nigeria Customs Service is a separate security agency in Nigeria that aids the federal government in preventing smuggling at the country’s borders and controlling the collection of customs duties. The NCS has been given the task of combating border-area smuggling in Nigeria.
Customs emergency phone number is 07037891156.
3. Nigeria Immigration Service
Monitoring the entry and exit of people into and out of the country falls under the purview of the Nigeria Immigration Service. This agency aids the nation in keeping tabs on its immigration system. Additionally, the NIS is in charge of passport issuance, renewal, foreigner residence permit issuance, border surveillance, and termination.
Emergency contact numbers for the Nigerian Immigration Service are +234-708-0607-900, +234-811-9753-844, and +234-705-3401-399.
4. Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC)
The agency offers defences against threats, attacks, and natural disasters that could harm the nation and its people in general.
The agency also performs these crucial roles; crisis resolution, defending the pipelines against vandals, and, together with the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), protecting people and property from racial conflicts.
The emergency contact number for the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps is +234 9 291 4164.
5. Nigeria Police Force
Nigeria’s primary law enforcement organization is the Nigeria Police Force, another top security organization. They ensure that the Federal Republic of Nigeria’s laws is followed. This agency also makes arrests and prosecutes offenders.
The emergency contact numbers of zonal command Assistant Inspector-General of Police are:
- AIG, ZONE 1 KANO, 08033141343
- AIG, Zone 2, Lagos, 08033440189
- AIG, Zone 3 Yola, 08038210186
- AIG, Zone 4 Makurdi, 08037005245
- AIG, Zone 5, Benin, 08033210966
- AIG, Zone 6 Calabar, 07038468846
- AIG, Zone 7 Abuja, 08035930215
- AIG, Zone 8 Lokoja 08032468111
- AIG, Zone 9 Umuahia, 08035772975
- AIG, Zone 10 Sokoto, 08100719999
- AIG, Zone 11 Oshogbo, 07031163632
- AIG, Zone 12 Bauchi, 08035976204
- AIG, Zone 13 Ukpo-Dunukofia (Awka), 08033018835
- AIG, Zone 16 Yenagoa, 08033119397
- AIG, Zone 17 Akure, 08033579331
- Emergency contact addresses of states commands and FCT commissioners of police are:
- Abia, 08034726458
- Adamawa, 08030818289
- Akwa Ibom, 08160772542
- Anambra, 08036448894
- Bauchi, 08033027734
- Bayelsa, 08033299629
- Benue, 08033277499
- Borno, 08068969292
- Cross River, 08033038892
- Delta, 08073666669
- Ebonyi, 08033098779
- Edo, 08037233584,
- Ekiti, 08023362306
- Enugu, 08035874385
- FCT Abuja, 08033142118
- Gombe, 08039094447
- Imo, 08033850043
- Jigawa, 08034192853
- Kaduna, 08034503429
- Kano, 08033295577
- Katsina, 08034537136
- Kebbi, 07066175533
- Kogi, 08160270540
- Kwara, 08033454228
- Lagos, 08033432264
- Nasarawa, 08033094761
- Niger, 08037739556
- Ondo, 08081774333
- Osun, 08033181456
- Ogun, 08033012915
- Oyo, 08033026799
- Plateau, 08033222304
- Rivers, 08037202626
- Sokoto, 08033276673
- Taraba, 08060072069
- Yobe, 08033763506
- Zamfara, 08033422152
6. Rapid Response Unit of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking Persons (NAPTIP)
The Rapid Response Unit was created to enforce the Violence against Persons (Prohibition) Act (2015), an act that eliminates violence in private and public life.
Emergency contact numbers for the Rapid Response Unit of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking Persons (NAPTIP) are; 08032203462; 0800CALLNAPTIP (08002255627874); SHORT CODE: 627; 07030000203.
Emergency contact for the zonal command of the Rapid Response Unit of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking Persons (NAPTIP) are:
- Benin Command: Zonal Commander, 08161341713
- Enugu Command: Zonal Commander, 07049299289
- Kano Command: Zonal Commander, 07034391745
- Lagos Command: Zonal Commander, 08034515357
- Maiduguri Command: Zonal Commander, 08036844987
- Makurdi Command: Zonal Commander, 08081153561
- Osogbo Command: Zonal Commander, 07039383800
- Sokoto Command: Zonal Commander, 080333832609
- Uyo Command: Zonal Commander, 08033149677
7. The State Security Service (SSS)
The State Security Service (SSS) or Department of State Services (DSS) is in charge of preventing, detecting, and looking into threats of terrorism, subversion, sabotage, espionage, inter-group conflicts, separatist agitations, economic crimes with a national security component, and threats to law and order. Emergency contact number for the state security service are: +234 9153391309; +234 9153391310; +234 9088373514; +2348188877669 (Lagos).
8. The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC)
All road traffic and safety management activities are regulated, enforced, and coordinated by the corps through:
- Sustained public enlightenment
- Promotion of stakeholder’s cooperation
- Robust data management
- Improved vehicle administration
- Prompt rescue services
- Effective patrol operation
The emergency contact number for the Federal Road Safety are:
- Rs1.1 Kaduna Sector, 08077690011
- Rs1.2 Kano Sector, 08077690012
- Rs1.3 Katsina Sector, 08077690013
- Rs1.4 Jigawa Sector, 08077690014
- Rs2.1 Lagos Sector, 08077690201
- Rs2.2 Ogun Sector, 08077690202
- Rs3.1 Adamawa Sector, 08077690301
- Rs3.2 Gombe Sector, 08077690302
- Rs3.3 Taraba Sector, 08077690303
- Rs4.1 Plateau Sector, 08077690401
- Rs4.2 Benue Sector, 08077690402
- Rs4.3 Nasarawa Sector, 08077690403
- Rs5.1 Edo Sector, 08077690501
- Rs5.2 Delta Sector, 08077690502
- Rs5.3 Anambra Sector, 08077690503
- Rs6.1 Rivers Sector, 08077690601
- Rs6.2 Cross River Sector, 08077690602
- Rs6.3 Akwa Ibom Sector, 08077690603
- Rs6.4 Bayelsa Sector, 08077690604
- Rs7.1 Fct Sector, 08077690701
- Rs7.2 Niger Sector, 08077690702
- Rs8.1 Kwara Sector, 08077690801
- Rs8.2 Ekiti Sector, 08077690802
- Rs8.3 Kogi Sector, 08077690803
- Rs9.1 Enugu Sector, 08077690901
- Rs9.2 Ebonyi Sector, 08077690902
- Rs9.3 Abia Sector, 08077690903
- Rs9.4 Imo Sector, 08077690904
- Rs10.1 Sokoto Sector, 08077690101
- Rs10.2 Kebbi Sector, 08077690102
- Rs10.3 Zamfara Sector, 08077690103
- Rs11.1 Osun Sector, 08077690111
- Rs11.2 Ondo Sector, 08077690112
- Rs11.3 Oyo Sector, 08077690113
- Rs12.1 Bauchi Sector, 08077690121
- Rs12.2 Borno Sector, 08077690122
- Rs12.3 Yobe Sector, 08077690123
9. Lagos State Fire Service
This agency is in charge of fire outbreaks in homes, officers and any area within Lagos state. If you reside within Lagos state, please contact any of the following numbers below.
|Lekki Phase I||Akinogun Street, Oniru Private Estate, Lekki 07011555539|
|Lekki Phase II||Off Abraham Adesanya Estate, Ogombo-Ajah 07063393241|
|Ikotun||Ikotun/Igando Council Secretariat, Ikotun 07063393240|
|Sari-Iganmu||Bola Ahmed Tinubu Tanker Terminal, Sari Iganmu 08067026444|
|Ikorodu||Ikorodu/Shagamu Road, Odogunya, Ikorodu. 08032220495|
|Agege||Abeokuta Express Way, Ilepo Bus Stop, Oke Odo 08185704012|
|Badagry||Topo-ASCON Road, Badagry 08033817515|
|Bolade||Safety Arena, Bolade Bus Stop, Oshodi, 07011555542|
|Epe||Opposite Council Secretariat, Ita Marun, Epe 08134238417|
|Isolo||Oshodi/Apapa Exp. Way, Toyota Bus Stop, Isolo, 07011555524|
|Ilupeju||Ikorodu Road, Anthony Bus Stop, Ilupeju . 08032265576|
|Ikeja||Mobolaji Bank – Anthony Way, Ikeja 08032219746|
|Alausa (HQ)||Governor Road, The Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja 08033235891|
Emergency Contact Numbers For Natural Disasters
The government of Nigeria establishes federal, state or local environmental agencies to coordinate programs aimed at reducing/mitigating natural disasters such as but not limited to the pollution that affects the environment. These agencies are often charged with protecting the natural environment by analyzing or monitoring the environment against misuse or degradation, conserving natural resources/existing natural environment and, where possible, repairing damage and reversing trends of natural disasters.
Nigerian environmental agencies are a part of the government’s efforts to protect Nigerians from ecological annoyances and hazardous wastes while preserving the environment and its resources. To combat and prevent pollution in Nigeria, the federal government of Nigeria and the several states have established various agencies and organizations. These agencies are guided by and function according to all the environmental laws and acts in Nigeria that respond to sites of natural disasters. Some of these organizations and their contact numbers are discussed in the following sections.
1. NESREA (National Environment Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency)
NESREA is the acronym for the National Environment Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency. It is an agency in charge of the environment, biodiversity conservation, and sustainable exploitation of Nigeria’s natural resources. The agency is also coordinating and liaising with relevant internal and external stakeholders on issues of enforcing environmental standards, regulations, rules, laws, policies, and guidelines. The emergency contact number for the state security service is +2348146099778.
2. National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA)
To increase the public’s awareness and lessen the effects of disasters in the nation, NEMA was established to manage disasters and reduce their impact on the populace. The emergency contact number for NEMA is 080022556362.
3. The National Human Rights Commission
The commission is charged with the responsibility of protecting human rights. National Human Rights Commission emergency phone numbers include 08006472428 (Toll-Free), 092903746, 092908829, 09032192577, 07041678566, 07053529460, and 09088864332.
Emergency contact numbers of zonal heads of the national human rights commission
- Abia 08033473732, 09024425728
- Adamawa 07031831522
- Akwa Ibom 08035403780
- Anambra 07059446331
- Bauchi 08023400439
- Bayelsa, 08035424022
- Benue, 08136730830
- Borno, 08067833036
- Cross River, 08036755179, 08175722286
- Delta, 08039463100
- Ebonyi, 08130011525
- Edo, 09014329537, 08069319592
- Ekiti, 08034100285, 08186885278
- Enugu, 08037722569
- FCT Abuja, 08033142118
- Gombe, 07030584926
- Imo, 08039494207
- Jigawa, 08030637049
- Kaduna, 08037739448
- Kano, 08032833051
- Katsina, 08031166282
- Kebbi, 08065829312
- Kogi, 08033645844
- Kwara, 07068468408
- Lagos, 08037213380
- Nasarawa, 08033639276
- Niger, 08033365395
- Ondo, 08036307849
- Osun, 08168504760
- Ogun, 08058133007
- Oyo, 08060666916
- Plateau, 08072449323, 08107780516
- Rivers, 08036747115
- Sokoto, 07039356635
- Taraba, 08032862220
- Yobe, 08035332628
- Zamfara, 07064315164
- Health Emergency Contact Numbers
In Nigeria, the Federal Ministry of Health manages health-related issues in Nigeria, including health promotion and emergencies. The ministry carries out its mandate through several departments and agencies tasked with carrying out particular tasks.
A list of all organizations that handle tasks related to health management, promotion, protection, and research and those outside the ministry is provided below.
4. NACA (National Agency for the Control of AIDS)
The National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) is responsible for coordinating the fight against the spread of HIV/AIDs in Nigeria. Emergency contact numbers for NACA are 094613724, 0946137039, and 094613700.
5. National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS)
All health insurance-related matters, such as licensing and regulation, are resolved by the NHIS in Nigeria. The National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) emergency contact numbers are 08059282008, 08065744100, 08083280131, 08039796126, and 08059015854.
6. National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS)
The organization promoting blood safety and unpaid voluntary blood donation in Nigeria is called the National Blood Transfusion Service. National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS) emergency contact number are: 08035896132, 095241790,097806418, 095241790
7. Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)
The management of emergency response and disaster mitigation falls under the purview of the Directorate of Emergency Preparedness and Response. The team also directs or assists in deploying Rapid Response Teams as part of the outbreak response activities. Additionally, the Directorate strengthens capacities, promotes policies, and raises awareness of emergency preparedness and response.
The emergency phone number to reach the NCDC are: 6232, 07087110839, 08099555577
8. NOSDRA (National Oil Spill Detection And Response Agency)
The National Oil Spill Detection And Response Agency (NOSDRA) is an agency under the Federal Ministry of Environment that supports the response to the oil spill, lessens its effects, and handles all associated issues. NOSDRA emergency contact numbers are 08168308826 and 08156260257.
9. Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB)
The Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) is the regulatory body mandated to manage and protect the FCT environment.
The emergency contact numbers of the AEPB are; +(234) 8035879356, +(234) 8031230330, +(234)809993631, 8099936312, +(234)7080631500, (234) 7042128340.
10. Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA)
The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority is a Lagos State-owned organization under
the department of the Ministry of Transportation. The organization was founded to ensure efficient traffic flow on Lagos roads and advance a traffic regulation, control, and management culture throughout the state. The emergency contact numbers for the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority are 08027LASTMA, 07088658885, 08174722227, 08023909364, 080231742, and 08075005411.
A stich in time saves nine hence the need for emergency numbers at your disposal be it in times of health, domestic or natural disasters. I hope this helps. Please feel free to reach us via the comments section below should you have any emergency numbers not listed on this post so we can keep it updated.