popular Islamic scholar, ‘Al-Garkawy’ abducted by Gunmen in Kaduna


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

The command Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) DSP Murkhtar Aliyu, 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 intercepted by unknown armed men on Motorbikes alongside two others.

“On receipt of the call, teams of policemen immediately mobilised to the area but the hoodlums escaped with the victims.

Aliyu said, “Tactical Units have been deployed; two persons were so far arrested in connection with the incident and rescue mission remains the utmost priority.“

He said investigation had commenced in an effort to rescue the preacher and the two other victims.


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