List of helplines you can call if you’re in an Emergency

Emergency numbers in Nigeria
Emergency numbers in Nigeria

Have you ever been in a pressing situation and you didn’t know who to call? Have you ever needed help but you didn’t have the right numbers to dial? That is about to change as we have curated helplines you can call during emergencies.

Please ONLY call these lines when you need help. Share to save a life.

Police Emergency Phone Numbers – 01-4931260, 01-4978899.

Rapid Response Squad (RRS) – 070-55350249, 070-35068242, 080-79279349

Rape helpline – 080072732255

Depression/Suicide prevention initiative – 08062106493, 08092106493, 09080217555, 09034400009, 08111909909, 07013811143.

Nigerian Army Human Rights – If you’re harassed by Army officials, call 08160134303 or 08161507644

Inspector General of Police (IGP) – 0805966666 (SMS only)

State Security Service (SSS) – 08132222105–9

Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) – 122 or 07002255372

Lagos Emergency Service – 767 or 112, (This covers Police, Ambulance Service, and Traffic Service)

Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) – 08075005411, 0802311742, 08023909364 (Emergency Numbers) 08029228271(GM); 08023386921(Provost)

FRSC Zonal Office (Lagos State) – 08033706639, 01-7742771

Fire Help Lines (Lagos State) – 01-7944929, 080-33235892, 080-33235890


Child Abuse hotline (Lagos) – 08085753932, 08102678442.

Domestic Violence (Lagos) – 08057542266, 08102678443.

Child Domestic Violence – 08107572829, 08131643208.

Violation of Girls and Women helpline – 0800072732255.


List will be updated as contact information of more emergency services platforms are updated. Bookmark this page and share with someone else.

Written by Chief Curator

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  1. This is such an underrated thing, but the problem is, even when you call them, it’s hard to get an immediate response, one of my friends called one of these numbers and she said they put her on hold which was quite disappointing.
    Anyways, I just watched a video where someone said if you’re ever in an emergency, call 911, and I was wondering what the phone number was for Nigeria. Thanks for sharing this.

    Also, aren’t these numbers a bit long to memorize? We have 911, 999, and then there’s 01-4931260. Weird..

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