BY Awajis George
Nigeria Association of Women Journalists, NAWOJ; Rivers State chapter advocates the creation of a special desk specifically to handle gender based issues that affect women and girls.
Chairperson of the Association, Mrs. Susan Serekara-Nwikhana made this known when she led members of the Association on a visit to the State Commissioner of Police at his office in Port Harcourt.
NAWOJ visit to the Rivers State commissioner of police
Mrs.Serekara- Nwikhana who commended the police for their efforts in reducing crime rate in the state, said women and girls are most vulnerable in the kidnapping and killings in the state.
She however enjoined the Command to redouble its efforts in the protection of women and the girl child.
The NAWOJ Chairperson, while calling for mutual understanding with the police, enjoined the command to treat matters concerning women and girls seriously.
On the alleged ritual killings and sale of human parts in the state, Mrs. Serekara-Nwikhana also appealed to the Police Commissioner to fish out such hideouts and bring perpetrators to book.
Responding, the Commissioner of Police, Rivers State Command, Mr Eboka Friday assured of his administration’s determination to provide quality service to the people and urged everyone to assist by providing relevant information.
The Commissioner promised to look critically at the issue raised by NAWOJ with a view of bringing a lasting solution to insecurity in the state.