Facebook enables Safety Check feature in Nigeria, following Yola bombing

by | Nov 18, 2015

Facebook has activated its Safety Check feature in Nigeria following a deadly bombing in a vegetable market at the lorry park along Jimeta bypass in Yola, Adamawa state. Facebook users who are in Nigeria can inform their friends and loved ones that they’re okay by simply clicking on a link within the social network. Notifications will be sent out immediately to those you’re connected to, letting them know that you’re safe and sound.

Safety-Check-Facebook-Africa
 “After the Paris attacks last week, we made the decision to use Safety Check for more tragic events like this going forward,” wrote Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg on his Facebook page. “We’re now working quickly to develop criteria for the new policy and determine when and how this service can be most useful.”

//

We’ve activated Safety Check again after the bombing in Nigeria this evening.After the Paris attacks last week, we…

Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Zuckerberg pointed out that he won’t be drawing attention to every single one: “Unfortunately, these kinds of events are all too common, so I won’t post about all of them. A loss of human life anywhere is a tragedy, and we’re committed to doing our part to help people in more of these situations.”

Photo Credit: Sun Pictures / Lakshman via Compfight cc

Emmanuel Ogunsola
Emmanuel Ogunsola

I love telling stories using text, pictures and videos. It’s all about the little details.


Are you in tech and you are looking at getting a foreign remote job or you want to move abroad? Fill this form and you will get the BEST resources to help you get that high paying remote job as well as japa easily! WAGMI!

0 Comments

Recent News

TABS is tomorrow! 💃 💃

TABS is tomorrow! 💃 💃

On #TechpointDigest, we discuss Victory Farms’ $5m investment, Netflix for kids and people with disabilities, and TikTok’s plan to credit creators.

TikTok on a “Branded Mission”

TikTok on a “Branded Mission”

On #TechpointDigest, we discuss Autochek’s new acquisition, TikTok’s Branded Mission, Bamba’s $3.2 million seed, and Jumia’s report for Q1 2022.

[PODCAST] Tax evasion in Nigeria to get harder

[PODCAST] Tax evasion in Nigeria to get harder

Using data mining and machine learning, Nigeria’s Federal Inland Revenue Service plans to make it harder to evade taxes. Listen to today’s episode of #TechpointAfricaPodcast to learn how it plans to do that.

Subscribe to Techpoint Digest!

A daily 5-minute roundup of happenings in African and global tech, sent directly to your email inbox, between 5 a.m. and 7 a.m (WAT) every week day!

Please check your email to confirm your subscription.

Subscribe to Blockchain Explorer

Analysis oninnovation, regulations, and trends inthe blockchain sector, as it concerns Africa

Please check your email to confirm your subscription.

Subscribe to The Experts

A bi-weekly where tech career specialists take us on their journey from newbie to expert, and how they became successful in the industry.

Please check your email to confirm your subscription.

Subscribe to Founder's Table

A monthly series, where we catch up with founders in the startup ecosystem, learn about their failures, successes and a few tricks of the trade

Please check your email to confirm your subscription.

Copy link
Powered by Social Snap