Auwal Daudawa, the mastermind of the abduction of more than 300 school boys in Katsina state was killed Friday.
He was killed by a rival gang four days after he renounced his earlier repentance and returned to the forest, according to a Daily Trust newspaper report.
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.
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.
Zamfara State Commissioner of Internal Security Abubakar Justice Dauran confirmed Daudawa’s killing.
He said “After he swore by the Qur’an never to go back to his old ways, we heard that he went back under the guise of going to attend wedding of his relatives but he instead resumed his illegal activities.
“We heard that he killed someone and attempted to rustle his cattle but the other people in the forest rose up to him and killed him in the process.”