IGP disbands IRT, STS satellite units.

Written by on February 15, 2022

The Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali, has ordered the immediate disbandment of all satellite units of the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) and Special Tactical Squad (STS) across the country.

It was gathered that all serving officers in the satellite units have been asked to report to the Force Headquarters, Abuja, for debriefing.

The development comes a day after the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) gave an insight into how suspended Deputy Police Commissioner, Abba Kyari, used men of the Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT) to push drugs across Nigeria.

The former police intelligence unit commander was indicted last year in an internet fraud case by a U.S court following an extensive indictment by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The new directive of the police comes barely two years after the immediate past IGP, Mohammed Adamu, gave a similar order.

Seun Fakorede

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