The Kaduna State Police Command immediately confirmed that Malam Ahmad Garko, an Islamic preacher popularly referred to as ‘Al-Garkawy‘ had been kidnapped by gunmen whereas working in his farm.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the command, DSP Murkhtar Aliyu, confirmed the incident in an announcement in Kaduna. Aliyu mentioned that the preacher was kidnapped on Thursday together with two different individuals, believed to be both his sons or college students.
“The Kaduna State Police Command needs to categorically state that, on 02/8/2018 at about 1340 hours, a misery name was obtained that one Malam Ahmad Garko, popularly referred to as ‘Al-Garkawy’ went to his farm in Maguzawa village, Igabi Native Authorities Space. He was sadly intercepted by unknown Armed Males on Motor bikes alongside two others. On receipt of the decision, groups of policemen instantly mobilised to the realm however the hoodlums escaped with the victims. Tactical Items have been deployed; two individuals have been thus far arrested in reference to the incident and rescue mission stays the utmost precedence“ Aliyu mentioned.
He mentioned investigation had commenced in effort to rescue the preacher and the 2 different victims.