Nigeria Police reconstitutes gender unit

Acting Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba

The Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba, on Monday reconstituted the Force Gender Unit, FGU, to help bring justice for victims of gender-based crimes.

The Police Gender Unit, Mr. Abba said, will be headed by Olabisi Kolawale, a Chief Superintendent of Police, CSP.

The newly reconstituted police unit is to aid stem the tides of violence against women and girls in Nigeria.

The FGU is expected to ensure the implementation of a robust capacity building plan for officers in gender related issues and ensure the establishment of Gender Desk officers in Police formations nationwide.

It will also ensure the inclusion of gender training in Nigeria Police curriculum at all levels and enhance the already existing collaboration with other stakeholders in the area of gender equality.

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