Gunmen kidnap popular Islamic preacher in Kaduna

The  Kaduna State Police Command on Friday, confirmed the kidnapped of a popular Islamic preacher, Malam Ahmad Garko, AKA, Al-Garkawy by unknown armed men.

DSP Murkhtar Aliyu, the command Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO),  in a statement in Kaduna said that the preacher was abducted on Thursday alongside two other while working on his farm.

“The Kaduna State Police Command wishes to categorically state that, on 02/8/2018 at about 1340 hours, a distress call was received that one Malam Ahmad Garko, popularly known as ‘Al-Garkawy’ went to his farm in Maguzawa village, Igabi Local Government Area.

“He was unfortunately abducted by unknown gunmen on Motorbikes alongside two others.

“On receipt of the call, group of policemen immediately mobilized to the area but the armed men escaped with the victims.

DSP Murkhtar revealed that, “Tactical Units have been deployed; two persons were so far arrested in connection with the occurrence and rescue mission remains the utmost priority.“

He added that investigation had commenced in an effort to rescue the Islamic preacher and the two other persons.


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