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BREAKING: IGP appoints Tunji Disu to replace Abba Kyari as IRT Head

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The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, has appointed DCP Tunji Disu as the new Head of the Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT)

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He replaces DCP Abba Kyari who was suspended following a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) indictment.

Kyari was linked with Ramon Abbas a.k.a. Hushpuppi, a Nigerian facing trial for fraud in the United States of America.

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Force spokesman, Frank Mba announced Disu’s posting in a statement on Monday.

Mba said the Police took the decision to β€œrefocus the IRT for better service delivery”.

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Baba charged bring his professional competence to the new role.

Disu was formerly Commander of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) Lagos State.

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He was also the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Department of Operations, Force Headquarters, Abuja.

Disu previously served at the State CID, Rivers State as the Deputy Head of the Unit.

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He was also a former Commander of the Nigeria Police Contingent to the African Union (AU) Peace Keeping Mission in Dafur, Sudan.

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.

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He attended several professional courses including 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, among other.

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