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Wants Police, NAPTIP, NHRC to unite against Gender-Based Violence In Nigeria

By Kingsley Omonobi – Abuja.

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu has called for improved partnership, strategy, and joint operations by the Police and other relevant stakeholders to stage a common front against rape, child molestation, trafficking in person and other sexual-based violence in the country. 

The IGP stated this on Thursday, 11th June 2020 at the Force Headquarters, Abuja during a tripartite meeting held between the Police Chief and the Heads of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) and the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) – Dame Julie Okah Donli and Mr. Tony Ojukwu.

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A statement last night by DCP Frank Mba, Force Public Relations Officer quoted IGP Adamu noting that rape and other sexual offences have become a menace, not only in the country but globally.

He assured that the Force is repositioning Gender-Desk offices in all Police Commands to effectively investigate cases of gender-based violence and ensure that perpetrators do not go unpunished. 

The IGP further assured of an enhanced working relationship with NAPTIP and the NHRC to evolve a proactive and comprehensive National Response to the issues of Sexual Offences in the country.

 

Also in attendance at the meeting was the Rule of Law Adviser – Office of the Vice President, Dr. Fatima Waziri, Members of the Police Management Team, the Commissioner of Police in-charge of INTERPOL, and the Force Gender Officer and others.  

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