Police Partners NGO to Tackle SGBV in Bauchi
By Ahmed Ahmed
The Bauchi Command of the Nigeria Police has reiterated its commitment to collaborate with Attah Sisters Helping Hands Foundation (ASHHF) to fight the scourge of sexual and gender based violence (SGBV) in the state.
The Command Police Commissioner Mr Sylvester Alabi stated this when ASHHF foundation made a presentation on the status of SGBV in Bauchi during police conference on Wednesday in Bauchi.
He said they are always ready to collaborate with such Organizations that are very impactful and different in society.
“Fighting the scourge sexual gender violence is the responsibility of everyone in the society.
“Therefore, as a police officers we rise to see that such menace is reduced in the society ,the police would not tolerate this type of criminality in the state.
He said the police have put much efforts to see that the issue of rape and other domestic violence have come to the bearest minimum.
Alabi commended ASHHF for their doggedness in reducing the Menace of rape and domestic violence across the state.
The CP assures the general public that the issue of rape, violence against women and any forms of criminality would not be look with laxity.
Mrs Comfort Attah, the executive director ASHHF said the partnership with the police has yielded positive results in the fight against sexual gender based violence in the state.
She said the police have so far recorded 168 rape cases and her foundation recorded 43 rape cases that was referred to the police and other domestic violence.
Mrs Atta said the police should support the fight against the dreaded act of some miscreants who perpetrate such act.
“The police have a duty to protect the SBGV victims, encourage a professional and gender sensitive approach to policing,” she said.
The Executive Director also talked about gender equality and women’s empowerment.
“Gender norms and unequal power relations are the underlying causes of SGBV,” Attah said.
She however expressed her commitment to continued collaboration with the police to end the menace of Sexual gender based violence.