By Monday Ijeh, Abuja.
The Inspector-General of Police (I-G), Mr Usman Baba, has called for synergy among stakeholders in the criminal justice system in the fight against gender-based violence.
A statement issued by the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, on Thursday in Abuja, said that the I-G made the call when he received the Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Mrs Pauline Tallen, in his office.
The I-G pledged the commitment of the Nigeria Police Force to sustaining the fight against perpetrators of gender-based violence in the country.
He said that the establishment of gender desks across police commands in the country was an assurance that the police would not treat cases of gender-based violence with levity.
Tallen told the police chief that the visit was part of activities lined up to mark the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence and violence against children.
She said that the activities, which commenced on Nov. 26, would run until Dec. 10.
The minister commended the I-G for his love and support toward women and children, evident in the salient policies and actions of the Nigeria Police Force.