DCP Tunji Disu Replaces Abba Kyari as the New Head of Police IRT

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, has appointed on Monday August 2nd , the former chief of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS), DCP Tunji Disu, has the new Head of the Nigeria Police Force, Intelligence Response Team (IRT).


In a statement released by the Police Public Relations Officer, (PPRO), Frank Mba on Monday, DCP Disu’s appointment became necessary following the indictment and suspension of the former IRT boss, DCP Abba Kyari over allegation charges bothering on corruption.


PPRO Frank Mba, also said, DCP Disu’s selection is crucial for the immediate fill of the leadership vacuum opened in the force, after the suspension of DCP Abba Kyari who was before now, the head of the division; and to refocus the IRT unit for better service delivery.


DCP Tunji Disu has been confirmed to hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Language from Lagos State University, as well as a post-graduate diploma in International Relations and Strategic Studies from the same institution. A Certificate in Personal Protection from the United Kingdom, and a Master degree in Public Administration from Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba, Ondo State.


The new IRT boss attended professional courses namely: Internet Fraud Training, Cambridge University, UK; Forensic Investigations and Criminal Intelligence Course, the University of Lagos; Small Arms Smuggling Training in Botswana; Strategic Leadership Command Course, Police Staff College, Jos; among many other professional courses attended, both at home and abroad.


Before DCP Olatunji Disu nomination as the new Head of IRT, he was the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Department of Operations, Force Headquarters, Abuja.


He has also served as a former Commander of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS), in Lagos state after being previously the Deputy Head of the Unit at the State CID in Rivers State.


DCP Disu was attested to be the former Commander of the Nigeria Police Contingent assigned to the African Union (AU) Peacekeeping Mission in Dafur, Sudan.


He belongs to a number of professional bodies namely: the International Association of Chiefs of Police; the Nigeria Institute of Public Relations (NIPR); and Chattered Institute of Personnel management (CIPM).

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