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JUST IN: Mastermind of Kankara schoolboys abduction shot dead


Four days after he renounced his earlier repentance and returned to the forest, Auwal Daudawa, best known for his role in the abduction of 300 schoolboys in Katsina state has been killed in a rival fight.

According to  Daily Trust,  Daudawa was shot dead Friday evening during a gun battle 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 shot to prominence after he masterminded the attack on Government Secondary Schools Kankara where he abducted over 300 schoolboys overnight.

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.

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Sources said that Daudawa was killed while leading his men on a revenge attack on boys loyal to another bandit called Ballolo.

It was gathered that 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.

A source said that while Daudawa’s gang succeeded in killing some persons in the opposing gang, their leader was felled down by bullets of Ballolo’s boys.

Also, Zamfara State Commissioner of Internal Security, Abubakar Justice Dauran confirmed the killing of Auwalun Daudawa to DW Hausa Service on Friday night.

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