Auwalun Daudawa, the alleged mastermind behind the kidnapping of the Kankara schoolboys in Katsina state has “repented” and surrendered his ammunition to the govt.
The Cable reports that Daudawa and five of his lieutenants surrendered 20 AK 47 rifles, ammunition, and a rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) launcher to the Zamfara government on Monday, February 8.
Recall that on December 11, 2020, over 300 schoolboys were abducted from their school, hours after President Buhari arrived within the state for a personal visit. the scholars regained their freedom after spending every week in captivity. The Zamfara state governor, Bello Matawalle, had said the boys were rescued through the assistance of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) which no ransom was paid.
Speaking after he took an oath of repentance on Monday at the govt house in Gusau, the capital of Zamfara state, the bandit said his gang voluntarily surrendered and aren’t seeking money from a person or government.
“We have voluntarily repented and sought no single kobo from any government, group, or individual for that.”
“I was convinced by the government approach on peace reconciliation with armed bandits, I learned from those that repented before me that, there wasn’t single plan by the governments through the utilization of security agencies to harm me and my boys, therefore, we are now back for normal lives like other peace-loving Nigerians,” Daudawa said
On his part, the state governor said the event may be a result of his administration’s efforts to make sure that there’s peace in Zamfara.
“The development won’t only gradually paste the name of Zamfara unto the list of most peaceful places within the country, but will facilitate the return of the lost commercial enterprising to the state,” the governor said.