IGP Orders Closure Of All IRT Teams, STS Satellite Units After Arrest Of Leader Abba Kyari

The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, has ordered the closure of all satellite units of the Intelligence Response Team and Special Tactical Squad across the country after the leader Abba Kyari was arrested on Monday by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency for alleged drug dealing.

All serving officers in the satellite units have therefore been asked to report to the Force Headquarters, Abuja for debriefing.

It is gathered that the serving officers and men in the unit will be demobilised and posted to commands across the country.

Also, the Force management also directed that the IRT/STS Headquarters in Abuja should be fortified and organised for enhanced operational performance to combat emerging trends.

Recall that in July 2020, the then-Inspector General of Police Mohammed Adamu had directed the disbandment of the satellite offices and bases of the IRT and STS, leaving the headquarters of the units under the State Investigation Bureau as a response to the public outcry on human rights infringement by some officers of these units.

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