The Nigerian Army has reportedly apprehended one of the most notorious bandits leaders terrorizing communities in an operation in forests and other hideouts of bandits across three Local Government Areas of Niger State.
The Bandits leader, popularly known as Jack Bros Yellow was allegedly arrested from one of the forests between Shiroro and Rafi local government.
The arrest is yet to be confirmed by the Army, but a source close to one of the communities told newsmen that the arrest of the bandits’ leader has greatly reduced their activities in the area for the past one week.
According to the source, as a result of the development, other members of the gangs causing havoc on the people have gone into hiding.
The source further added, “Jack Bros Yellow is the leader of one of the three groups of bandits that are operating around Shiroro, Rafi and Munya local government area.
“Jack Yellow is among those who asked some communities to pay N3 million for peace to reign but when the money was paid, the other gang leaders short-changed him and his boys came and kidnapped about nine women from Galape village after Galkogo, Shiroro Local Government in January this year.”
“He demanded a ransom of N10 million for the release of those women, and they are still under his custody since that 5 January until his arrest last week, but we are yet to see the women.”
Jack Yellow, it was further learnt has a link with some bandits groups in Zamfara State where he purportedly keeps victims if the ransom is not paid on time.