Updated – IRT: IGP replaces Kyari with DCP Tunji Disu

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Baba, has appointed DCP Tunji Disu as the new Head of the Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT) to replace the embattled DCP Abba Kyari.

Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), CP Frank Mba, in a press statement, Monday in Abuja, said the posting of the officer was on the heels of the Police Management’s decision to fill the leadership gap within the IRT and refocus the unit for better service delivery.

The statement read in part, “The IGP has charged the new Head of the IRT to demonstrate his professional competence in his leadership of the Unit.

“He also assured citizens that the IRT will remain focused in the discharge of its duties in line with national statutes and international best practices.”  

Accprdomg to Mba, “Prior to his appointment as the new Head of the IRT, DCP Disu, a former Commander of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) Lagos state, was the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Department of Operations, Force Headquarters, Abuja.

“He had also served at the State CID, Rivers state, as the Deputy Head of the Unit. He is also a former Commander of the Nigeria Police Contingent to the African Union (AU) Peace Keeping Mission in Dafur, Sudan.

“DCP Disu holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the Lagos State University (LASU) and a Masters Degree in Public Administration from the Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo state.

“He has also attended several professional courses both at home and abroad: Small Arms Smuggling Training in Botswana, Internet Fraud Training at the Cambridge University, UK, Strategic Leadership Command Course at the Police Staff College, Jos, Forensic Investigations and Criminal Intelligence Course at the University of Lagos, amongst others.

“He is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Nigeria Institute of Public Relations and Chattered Institute of Personnel management, amongst other professional bodies.”

The Spokesperson said the posting was with immediate effect.

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