Mastermind of Kankara schoolboys abduction reportedly shot dead

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Alleged mastermind of the abduction of 300 schoolboys in Katsina state, Auwal Daudawa, has been shot dead barely four days after he renounced his earlier repentance and returned to the trenches,

Daudawa was shot dead Friday evening during a gun duel with a rival gang at Dumburum forest located between Zurmi Local Government in Zamfara State and Batsari Local Government in Katsina State.

The notorious bandit became popular after he masterminded attack on Government Secondary Schools Kankara where he abducted over 300 schoolboys overnight, according to reports.

Two months later, the bandit appeared in Gusau, capital of Zamfara, along with five of his men where he announced his repentance and handed over 20 AK-rifles and other weapons to the police.

Recall that on Thursday, Daudawa returned to the trenches after he vacated his new abode in Damba, in the outskirts of Gusau.

He was then killed while leading his men on a revenge attack on boys loyal to another bandit called Ballolo.

According to reports, while Daudawa was in Gusau following his repentance, some armed members of the Ballolo camp attacked the position of his men in an attempt to rustle their cattle, killing two of Daudawa’s gang members in the process.

Daudawa was said to have vowed to retaliate.

While Daudawa’s gang succeeded in killing some persons in the opposing gang, he was felled by bullets of Ballolo’s boys.


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