From Fred Ezeh, Abuja
Meta, owners of Facebook and Instagram, has entered into partnership with the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) to solve the issues of missing and abducted children in Nigeria.
To this end, they announced the launch of Amber Alert Programme on Facebook and Instagram in Nigeria to assist them achieve the set objective of rescuing missing and abducted children.
At the launch of the Amber alert in Abuja, yesterday, Meta’s Director of Trust and Safety, Emily Vacher, explained that Amber alert was designed to increase the chances of finding missing children by putting more people on the lookout for them.
She said: “When an Amber Alert is activated by law enforcement agencies, the alert will appear on the Facebook and Instagram Feed of users within the designated search area, enabling them to share the information instantly with friends or contact the authorities if they have leads.
“It will include important information about the missing child such as a photo description, location of the abduction, and other relevant and available information to aid in immediately identifying the missing child.”