The bandits’ leader responsible for the mass abduction of Kankara students in Katsina State, Auwal Daudawa has been shot dead.

The Editor Nigeria learnt that 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.

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.

Sources quoted in the report narrated that Daudawa was killed while leading his men on a revenge attack on boys loyal to another bandit called Ballolo.

It was further gathered that the fight between the Daudawa and Ballolo camps was caused by disagreements over livestock.

The Ballolo boys reportedly attempted to rustle their cattle, which resulted in the killing of two of Daudawa’s gang members which Daudawa vowed to retaliate.

It was during the retaliation that Daudawa was killed by one of the bullets of Ballolo’s boys.