By Augustine Ehikioya
Rooting against gender violence, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, on Thursday received the Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Dame Pauline Kedem Tallen, at the Force Headquarters, Abuja.
The visit was part of the activities to mark the 16 days of activism against Gender-based violence and violence against children which commenced on the 26th of November, 2022 and would run until 10th of December, 2022.
This was contained in a statement issued by the Force Public Relations Officer, Force Headquarters, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, and obtained by Security Watch Africa (SWA).
The Police Boss, during the meeting sought for synergy among all the concerned organizations to end all violence against women and children.
The statement said “The IGP emphasized the need for all structures in the criminal justice system of the country to synergize to stamp out all forms of violence against all genders, particularly women and children, who are mostly victims of violent acts perpetrated through the criminal conduct of others.”
The Inspector-General of Police also assured the Honourable Minister and her team of his commitment to “sustaining the fight against perpetrators of gender-based violence.”
The IGP equally “re-emphasized the establishment of gender desks across the country and assured that the Police would not treat cases of gender-based violence with levity under his watch.”
The Minister during the visit had commended the IGP for his love and support towards women and children which have been evident in salient policies and actions of the Nigeria Police Force under his leadership.
The ‘Colour-me-Orange’ team who accompanied the Honourable Minister joined her in decorating the IGP as an Orange Ambassador in the cause against gender-based violence.