- Facts are now emerging about the identities of those who carried out the abduction of Kankara boys
- In fact, the name of the gang leader is Auwalun Daudawa from the state
- Daudawa confessed his crimes and surrendered himself to the state government during an amnesty programme on Monday, February 8
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The leader of the bandit gang who abducted many schoolboys in Kankara, Katsina, Auwalun Daudawa, has surrendered to the state government.
According to The Guardian, Daudawa, during an amnesty programme on Monday, February 8, opened up about his crime and surrendered a lot of weapons used in the operation that caused both local and global outrage.
The gang leader, alongside six of his members, submitted not less than 20 Kalashnikovs and a collection of other sophisticated ammunition.
Zailani Bappa, one of the media aides of the conveners of the said event, told journalists that the criminal swore he will never return to this evil endeavour.
“In a brief ceremony at the premises of the Governor’s office…. Auwalun Daudawa handed over the weapons and also… swore with the Holy Quran not to revert to his old ways.”
Meanwhile, the freed Kankara boys had narrated their ordeals in captivity just hours after they arrived at Government House in Katsina on Friday, December 18.
The boys who were escorted to meet Governor Bello Masari recounted their ugly experiences while still with their abductors.
One of the students who spoke with newsmen claimed that they were fed only once in two days, lamenting that he feels sick.
Another boy told journalists that they were forced to sleep, eat, and defecate in the same place throughout their captivity.
Earlier, Governor Masari denied claims that the Kankara students in Katsina were abducted by Boko Haram terrorists.
Masari told journalists on Wednesday, December 16, that based on available information, the students were abducted by local bandits who mainly reside in Zamfara and stretch their domain to Katsina state.