Notorious bandit, mastermind of Kankara abduction killed after returning to forest


The mastminder of the Kanakara school abduction, Auwal Daudawa, the bandit who was pardoned after he led the abduction over 300 schoolboys in Kankara, Katsina state, has reportedly been killed.

Daudawa was killed just days after returning to the forest to take up arms, according to Ibrahim Zauma, new media aide to Bello Matawalle, Zamfara state governor.

Zauma said on Friday that the bandits’ leader was killed while “trying to rustle.”

Writing via his Twitter handle, he said: “Barely nine days after Auwalun Daudawa returned to the jungle after swearing oath on the Glorious Quran never to go back to banditry, he met his waterloo! He was killed while trying to rustle.”

When an online media outfit , Thecable called the governor’s aid for further enquiry, he did not provide further comments regarding the development.

It would be recalled that Daudawa confessed to kidnapping the Kankara students in 2020.

The new of his return to banditry was first reported On Wednesday by Daily Trust , just weeks after he claimed to have repented.

He was said to have been “frustrated” by “the lack of proper engagement” for him and his family after the Zamfara government undertook the responsibility to cater to his welfare.

Earlier In February, the bandit which included 20 AK 47 rifles and a rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) launcher, claiming to have turned over a new leaf.

He was received at the Zamfara government house where he announced that “we have voluntarily repented.

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