An Islamic preacher, Malam Ahmad Garko, has been kidnapped by gunmen in Kaduna.
Popularly known as Al-Garkawy, he was kidnapped in his farm on Thursday.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of Kaduna State Command, DSP Murkhtar Aliyu, confirmed the incident on Friday in a statement he issued in Kaduna.
Aliyu disclosed that the cleric was kidnapped along with two other people.
He said efforts were ongoing to rescue the preacher and the two other people.
The statement reads: “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.
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“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.“