Sexual, Gender Violence: British Council Trains 20 Police Officers

The European Union in conjunction with the British Council has trained 20 policemen on how to handle sexual and gender-based violence in Adamawa State.

It has also established four Family Support Units in the state and equipped the units with necessary materials.

Speaking during the handover of the items at the state’s Police Command headquarters in Yola, Adamawa State, the Programme Manager of Managing Conflict in Nigeria (MCN), Professor Mohammed Tabiu, noted that the state is the first to benefit from the training in Nigeria.

He said that the training would strengthen the capacity of the police to resolve cases of sexual assault and gender-based violence by ensuring quick dispensation of justice.

Tabiu further stated that MCN has established linkages with the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Women Affairs, the security outfits and the State Specialist Hospital for referral cases.

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