CLEEN donated computers and other office materials to the Borno State Police command.
Presenting the items recently in Maiduguri, the Director of CLEEN, Mr Benson Olugbua, said that the gesture was in a bid to help the police in their job of protecting lives and property and particularly to strengthen efforts at fighting violent crimes against women.
Olugbua, explained that the sets of computers and other materials would go a long way to form a database of reports on violence against women and children in the state.
Ruth Olofin, CLEEN’s Programme Manager, who represented Olugbua said the foundation had trained over 60 policewomen with prerequisite capacity and skills to handle cases of gender abuse and rape.
In his response, Mohammed Aliyu, the Commissioner of Police in the state, reiterated the commitment of the command in fighting all forms of crimes including gender-based violence.
Represented by Mr Tolani Alausa, the Deputy Commissioner of Police Administration, Aliyu said the command was constantly challenged with parents of victims who do not want to prosecute rape offenders in court due to stigma.
He urged CLEEN to sensitise the populace to seek justice for their children whenever their civic right was violated.