New Chief of Defence Intelligence Assumes Office, Vows to Combat Criminal Elements and Enhance National Security

…By Dorcas Funmi for TDPel Media. The recently appointed Chief of Defence Intelligence (CDI), Maj.-Gen. Emmanuel Undiandeye, commenced his official duties on Friday at the Defence Intelligence Agency in Abuja.


The outgoing CDI, Maj. Gen. Samuel Adebayo, formally handed over the command of the DIA to Undiandeye during a ceremony held at the agency’s headquarters.

A Strong Warning to Criminals

Following the retirement and replacement of Service Chiefs, President Bola Tinubu appointed Maj.-Gen. Emmanuel Undiandeye as the new Chief of Defence Intelligence.

In his first official address, Undiandeye delivered a stern warning to criminals and individuals plotting evil against the country, urging them to abandon such intentions immediately.


He cautioned that failure would not be tolerated under President Tinubu’s leadership and emphasized that criminals would face dire consequences.

Strengthening Intelligence and Ensuring Security

Undiandeye emphasized the need to enhance intelligence gathering to thwart the plans of adversaries such as bandits, terrorists, and other criminals.

He called upon officers in the intelligence community to utilize available resources effectively, ensuring that Nigerians can sleep peacefully without fear.

Undiandeye stated that failure was not an option, emphasizing the importance of securing the lives and well-being of the citizens.

Going Beyond the Ordinary

Undiandeye urged officers to go beyond the ordinary call of duty to fulfill their responsibilities.


He stressed the significance of professionalism and the commitment to secure the nation.

Undiandeye reiterated the need to protect the country from any threats and warned that those with ill intentions would face severe consequences.

Commitment to Duty and Collaboration

Undiandeye expressed his dedication to fulfilling his duty and vowed not to let the country down.

He acknowledged the efforts of his predecessor in advancing the agency’s objectives and promised to continue their work.

Undiandeye sought the support and guidance of the agency’s staff and the intelligence community, encouraging them to provide constructive feedback to improve their operations.


A Successful Handover

Maj. Gen. Samuel Adebayo, the outgoing CDI, expressed satisfaction in handing over the agency to a competent officer.

He stated that he could now retire with peace of mind, knowing that the agency was in capable hands.

Adebayo requested the agency’s staff to extend their cooperation and support to the incoming CDI, aiming to propel the agency to greater heights.

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