EDO CP assures WOMEN JOURNALISTS of support in fight against gender based violence

By DADA AYOKHAI

The Edo state commissioner of police, Muhammed Adamu Dankwara, has assured of his command’s support to women journalists in the State in their fight against gender based violence.

CP Dankwara gave the assurance in Benin during a courtesy call on him at the police headquarters by the state chapter of the Nigerian Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ).

According to the commissioner, the police will partner the women journalists in their fight against rape, defilement, cultism and gender based violence.

Mr Dankwara said, “we are going to form a synergy with you in order to curb crimes and criminalities in Edo State.

“Please be free to report any erring policeman or officer using the force to intimidate any innocent citizen. We are civil in the discharge of our duty and we shall continue to sanitize the system through various means.

“On gender based violence, be free to contact the necessary departments. We are counting on you in this regard”.

“Women are force to reckon with and we shall continue to partner with you and the entire journalists in the State”, he said.

Earlier, NAWOJ State Chairperson, Comrade Adesuwa Louisa Ehimuan told the commissioner that the body is interested in having all the relevant information on gender based issues.

According to her, “we want to appreciate you on the resilient fight against cultism in the state which is now becoming a thing of the past gradually. The policemen and officers are now more commitment than ever before due to your style of leadership”.

“The issue of rape, defilement, child labour, forced marriage, gender based violence and all others are issues bothering the Edo NAWOJ. We are seeking your support on this and we trust you will synergize with us in order to curb such occurrences and reoccurrences.

“We on your side and will give you the necessary publicity to your good works so as to ensure crime is brought to its barest minimum in the state”, she said.

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