Newsonspot.com.ng reports that the bandits’ leader responsible for the mass abduction of Kankara students in Katsina State, Auwal Daudawa has been shot dead.
It is understands Daudawa was shot and killed on Friday during a fight with a rival gang.
It will be recalled that the bandits’ leader who earlier claimed he has repented only returned to the forest to pick up arms again about four days ago.
The notorious bandit shot to prominence after he masterminded the attack on Government Secondary Schools Kankara where he abducted the school boys in December.
Two months later, he appeared in Gusau, capital of Zamfara, along with five men where he announced his repentance and handed more than 20 AK rifles and other weapons to police.
The newspaper on Thursday exclusively reported Daudawa’s return to the trenches after he vacated his new abode in Damba, on the outskirts of Gusau.
Daudawa was killed while leading a revenge attack on boys loyal to another bandit, Ballolo.
Zamfara State Commissioner of Internal Security Abubakar Justice Dauran confirmed Daudawa’s killing.
It was learned that while Daudawa was in Gusau following his repentance, armed members of Ballolo’s camp attacked the position of his men in an attempt to rustle their cattle, killing two of Daudawa’s members.
Daudawa was said to have vowed to retaliate.
A report monitored by our correspondent on Daily Trust has it that Daudawa was killed in Dumburum forest located between Zurmi Local Government in Zamfara State and Batsari Local Government in Katsina State.
Newsonspot.com.ng gathered that it was during the retaliation that Daudawa was killed by one of the bullets of Ballolo’s boys.