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Adamawa NGO trains police personnel on handling of rape, gender-based violence cases


Yakubu Uba


Yola –   A non-governmental organization, ‘Managing Conflict in Nigeria’ (MCN), in collaboration with the European Union and British Council, has trained 20 policemen on handling cases relating to rape and other gender-based violence in Adamawa.

Speaking at the presentation of certificate to the trainees in Yola on Tuesday, the National Programme Manager of MCN, Prof. Muhammad Tabiu, said the training and setting up of Family Support Unit (FSU) in four police divisions in the state would enhance the skills of police personnel in handling cases of rape and other gender-based violence.

Tabiu said police personnel needed to to be trained on how handle such issues professionally to ensure collection of needed evidence that would lead to successful prosecution of culprits.

He said that already,a Sexual Assault Referral Center had been established under the programme in Yola for necessary support to victims of rape and gender based-violence.

Tabiu who lauded Adamawa Police Command for its commitment to check rape and other related offenses in the state, said similar training would be provided to police personnel in Borno and Yobe states.

In his remarks, the Adamawa Commissioner of Police, Mr Abdullahi Ibrahim, lauded MCN for the support,which he said would go a long way in helping the police in prosecuting rape and other related cases in the state.

Ibrahim, who reiterated his commitment to deal with rapists, directed that all rape cases should be brought to his attention for proper investigation and prosecution.

“Any case of rape or sexual violence is my case and I am going to ensure that its dealt with to a logical conclusion.

“With this training and equipment provided, we are confident of proving our cases beyond reasonable doubt,” Ibrahim said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that highlight of the occasion is the presentation of furniture and equipments to the police for the four Family Support Centres established in four police divisions in the state.



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