About three groups of kidnappers have been fingered in the unfortunate abduction of Government Secondary School students in Kankara, Katsina State.
The groups according to reports was led by an indigene of Katsina state named Auwalu Daudawa. The 42 year old was once a cattle herder, who later delved into gun running, cattle rustling and kidnappings. There is another claim that he is not a Fulani indigene.
He is married with children and leave within a big chunk of the forest which lay between Katsina and Zamfara State, with his boys. The entire life of Daudawa is within the forest except if he ventures into town to buy provisions or carry out criminal activities, another report says.
Dankarami, is the name of the second group leader. He is 33 years old, and is believed to have large number of boys under his control. He is Kanuri. His entire life is in the bush. He started as a cattle herder, then graduated into cattle rustling and kidnappings.
Idi Manore, is the Fulani among them. He is also an indigene of Katsina State, and a well established cattle rustler, who also graduated into kidnapping. These are the three groups who under the command of Auwalu Daudawa that carried out the heinous crime.
Majority of the boys are in the kidnappers den within the forest call Mutu in Zamfara State, and a small group of them are kept in a close by forest call Mada all in Zamfara state.
The two states share a common border.
In Kankara, before staging the rescue mission, the army mobilised more than 60 heavy tanks, armored personal carriers and other military equipment. Residents said, they had never seen before in their life, including air assets.
There are reports of local criminals who felt these three had attracted to them attention that they cannot contain. They are coming out to give the military Intel about those three groups.
However, intelligence reports shows that so far, the kidnappers camps had been isolated and surrounded, nothing goes in or out of the terrain.