The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed.A Adamu has called for a strong 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 police boss, at 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 in Abuja today, June 11, noted 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.
He assured also 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 were 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, the Force Gender Officer and others.