Alleged organizer of the kidnapping of schoolchildren in Kankara hands over weapons to Zamfara government
Auvalun Daudawa, the alleged organizer of the kidnapping of Kankar schoolchildren in Katsina state, “repented” and turned over his ammunition to the government.
The Cable reports that Daudawa and five of his lieutenants delivered 20 AK 47 assault rifles, ammunition and a rocket launcher (RPG) to the Zamfara state government on Monday 8 February.
Recall that on December 11, 2020, more than 300 schoolchildren were abducted from their school, a few hours after President Bukhari arrived in the state on a private visit. The students found their freedom after spending a week in captivity. Zamfara State Governor Bello Matavalle said the boys were rescued through the Miyetti Allah Livestock Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) and that the ransom was not paid.
Speaking after taking the vow of repentance on Monday at a government building in Gusau, the capital of Zamfara state, the militant said his gang had voluntarily surrendered and was not seeking money from anyone or the government.
“We have voluntarily repented and we are not looking for a single kobo from any government, group or individual to do so.”
“I was convinced by the state government’s approach to reconciling the world with armed bandits, I learned from those who repented before me that the government did not have a single plan using security services to harm me and my children, so return to normal life like other peaceful Nigerians. Daudava said
For his part, the state governor said this development is the result of his administration’s efforts to bring peace to Zamfar.
“The development will not only gradually secure the name Zamfara in the list of the quietest places in the country, but will also facilitate the return of the lost commercial entrepreneur,” the governor said.