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Bauchi police record 149 gender violence cases, arrest 257 suspects

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The Bauchi State Police Command has revealed that it recorded a complete of 149 instances of gender-based violence throughout the State final 12 months, including that 257 suspected perpertrators have been arrested in reference to the instances.

This was revealed on Tuesday by the command’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, at a five-day coaching of senior officers of the Nigeria Police and the Nationwide Medication Legislation Enforcement Company (NDLEA) on human rights and gender-based violence.

The coaching, which commenced on Monday on the Yankari Sport Reserve in Bauchi, was organised by a non governmental organisation (NGO), Society for Household Well being (SFH) in collaboration with the Bauchi State Company for the Management of HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Leprosy and Malaria (BACATMA) and Adamawa State Company for the Management of AIDS.

Wakil, a Superintendent of Police (SP), acknowledged that owing to the command’s intensive combat towards the menace, the variety of gender-based violence was lowering within the state.

In line with him, to this point, solely 53 instances have been recorded within the state this 12 months.

The police spokesman additional stated that as a part of its effort to deal with the menace, the command opened gender violence desks in each division, with a view to tackling the issue.

A Deputy Commissioner of Police within the command, Mrs Rose Chollom confirmed that efforts have been being made by the police within the State, saying that the efforts have been yielding consequence because the police had decreased gender-based violence drastically within the State.

In the meantime, the Deputy Managing Director, Society for Household Well being, Dr Jennifer Anyanti, has acknowledged that the coaching, which was supported by the USA Company for Worldwide Growth (USAID), was meant to coach senior regulation enforcement officers on human rights points and gender-based violence in order that they may professionally deal with the violations.

In line with Anyanti, the coaching was crucial as regulation enforcement brokers have been stakeholders in human rights safety, noting that, “Therefore the necessity to practice them in order that they may know the way greatest to defend human rights and deal with human rights violation instances professionally.”

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