26 November 2012

Nigeria: IGP Restates Commitment to Tackle Gender-Related Crimes

Inspector-General of Police Mohammed Abubakar has decried the recurring cases of domestic violence, especially against women and children and restated the resolve to tackle it.

He said the force would partner with all well meaning associations across the country in the onerous task of tackling domestic violence.

A statement yesterday in Abuja by his spokesman Frank Mba, quotes Abubakar as giving the assurance when members of Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) paid him a visit.

Abubakar said the police would continue to initiate and improve on policies to strengthen the essential values of policing, including respect for fundamental rights and the promotion of professional ethics.

Earlier, the leader of the FIDA team ,Ms Hauwa Shekarau, had said the visit was aimed at deepening the relationship between the police and women lawyers.


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