The Police Command in Kaduna State on Friday, August 3, 2018, confirmed that Mallam Ahmad Garko, an Islamic preacher known as ‘Al-Garkawy had been abducted by gunmen while working in his farm.
Murkhtar Aliyu, the police public relations officer for the command, confirmed the incident in a statement in Kaduna.
Aliyu said that the preacher was abducted on Thursday along with two other persons, believed to be either his sons or students.
“The Kaduna State Police Command wishes to categorically state that, on 02/8/2018 at 13:40 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 Motor bikes 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 effort to rescue the preacher and the two other victims.
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