Widespread police brutality is one of the problems in Nigeria as well as in other countries.
While conversations about solutions have been mostly focused on better training or a need for community engagement, a brilliant idea is being overlooked: increasing the numbers of women in the Nigerian Police Force.
According to recent studies, female officers are less authoritarian in their approach to policing, less reliant on physical force and are more effective communicators.
Naij.com brings you a list of amazing Nigerian female officers. They are beautiful, they are brave, and they can roundhouse kick you in the face.
1. Olabisi Alofe-Kolawole
In August 2015, the inspector general of police, Solomon Arase, appointed Olabisi Alofe-Kolawole as the new force public relations officer.
Alofe-Kolawole became the first female police officer to be appointed as national police spokesperson.
She holds a first degree in law from Ogun State University and a Masters degree in police leadership and management from University of Leicester, the United Kingdom.
Alofe-Kolawole said that one of her role models is Oprah Winfrey, the American TV celebrity who is the first known black female billionaire.
2. Sergeant Mercy John
Sergeant Mercy John is a female police officer who disarmed two robbers who attempted to steal her belongings.
The brave sergeant was awarded by Babatunde Fashola, the former governor of Lago state, who congratulated her and encouraged not to relent in her efforts in the course of her duty.
Sergeant John is a native of Ikori local government area of Cross River state. She was enlisted into the Police Force on July 1, 2000 and served in MOPOL 20, Force Ikeja from 2004 to 2012.
3. Aisha Umar Sule
Aisha Umar Sule is a dedicated, smart and beautiful Nigeria police officer.
4. Ngozi Conchita Braide
Ngozi Conchita Braide, who hails from Imo state, is a graduate of English from the Lagos State University.
She joined the Nigeria Police Force in 1996 as a cadet inspector and was part of the United Nations Peace Keeping Operation in Liberia in 2006.