By Murtala Muhammad
Bauchi state Ministry of Justice has commenced a two-day extensive training for Investigation Police Officers (IPOs) and Prosecutors on investigation and prosecution of Gender Based Violence Offences in Bauchi State.
The training is being conducted in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).
In an address, the State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice said the aim was to provide the participants with the needed 0ingredients that should be applied in investigating and prosecuting Gender Based Violence (GBV).
Represented by the Solicitor General and Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Aliyu Bin Idris, the Commissioner who acknowledged the role being played by the IPOs particularly on GBV cases, urged them to implement all the knowledge acquired with a view to reducing the menace in the society.
Also speaking, the UNFPA Programme Officer in Bauchi State, Miss Deborah Tabara assured continued partnership with the State Ministry of Justice, all relevant MDAs and other stakeholders towards addressing GBV.
On her part, the Gender Desk Officer, State Ministry of Health, Zuwaira Baba said the training came at the right time considering the importance attached to the survivors’ health, adding that the participants have a vital role in ensuring that the GBV victims get justice.
Our Correspondent Murtala Muhammad reports that the training drew forty IPOs and Prosecutors from the State Police Command, and the twenty local government areas of the state.