Police partner NGO to promote women’s rights

Silhouetted image of abused womanAUGUSTINE OSAYANDE in Abuja, Nigeria
ABUJA, (CAJ News) – THE Nigerian Police has restated its commitment to promote women’s productive rights and ensuring justice for victims of gender crimes.

This follows the pledge by Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Solomon Arase, to improve on the existing partnership between the Force and IPAS,a women’s rights group.

He has made the reassurance while hosting an IPAS delegation led by Dr Nihinlola Mabogunje, the organisation’s Country Director, at the Force Headquarters, Abuja.Emmanuel Ojukwu, Force Public Relations Officer, said the IPAS delegation recounted its collaboration with the Nigeria Police Force to include training of over 145 Police personnel on handling gender-based issues.

“In his remarks, the Nigeria Police boss maintained that the Police is gender sensitive as evident in the establishment of a technical platform at Police partner NGO to promote women’s rightsthe Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (FCIID)Abuja to handle Forensic investigation of gender cases,” said Ojukwu.

He said Arase further pledged to connect IPAS with the technical platform as well as other gender desks across the nation.

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