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BREAKING: IGP Sacks Abba Kyari As Head Of Intelligence Unit, Names His Replacement

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The Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Usman Alkali Baba has sacked Abba Kyari as the head of the Police Intelligence Response Team, IRT, following his suspension from the Nigerian Police Force.

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Baba, on Monday, August 2, 2021, named DCP Tunji Disu as the new head of the unit.

Kyari was suspended following his indictment in an international fraud case by the FBI.

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The Force spokesman, Frank Mba announced Disu’s appointment in a statement released on Monday August 2.

It read; “The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, psc (+), NPM, fdc has today, 2nd August, 2021 approved the posting of DCP Tunji Disu as the new Head of the Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT).

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“The posting of the officer is on the heels of Management’s decision to fill the leadership gap within the IRT and refocus the Unit for better service delivery.

“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.”

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Prior to his recent appointment, Disu was a former Commander of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) Lagos State, and Deputy Commissioner of Police, Department of Operations, Force Headquarters, Abuja.

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