Afghan Biographies

Nabi, Gachi

Name Nabi, Gachi
Ethnic backgr. Turkmen
Date of birth 1960
Function/Grade Militia Commander Qalay-i-Zal District Kunduz Province
History and Biodata

3. Biodata
Gachi NabiLocal Militia Commander Nabi Gachi Gaichi Gecchi Geechi Gechi was born 1960. He was a successful Turkmen restaurateur in Mazar-i-Sharif. His name is Nabi, but like many Afghans with stature among their peers, he has a nickname. It is Gechi Gachi, Turkmen for "mountain goat." He earned it as a commander in the anti-Soviet mujahedin, when he moved around the mountains with all the agility of his namesake. Nabi was an anti-Soviet commander. Gachi now is a commander again. With a few dozend fighters, mainly young people from the area, he patrols day and night in Qalay-e Zal Qalay-i-Zal Qalaizal district in the north of Kunduz province‘ with a heavily armed and even according to Afghan law illegal militia that had formed before the [presidential] elections of 20 August 2009. The local district council raised money from the citizens to equip Nabi with a force. In November 2009, the force includes 60 fighters armed with Kalashnikovs, five RPGs, and a small, portable mortar. The district council pays each man 6,200 Afghanis ($124) per month plus 2,000 Afghanis ($40) more for food. On 20100205 there were between 150 and 200 local "auxiliaries" recruited. Nabi Gecchi, has now started taxing the local population to finance its operations. Nabi Gecchi has now started taxing the local population to finance its operations.(20130306)

Last Modified 2013-03-08
Established 2010-03-08