An ongoing efforts by Military personnel to fish our bandits from their hideouts in forests and other secret places in Niger state is beginning to yield results with the recent arrest of one of the most notorious bandit leaders terrorizing several communities across 3 local government areas in Niger state.
The notorious bandits leader, popularly known by his followers as Jack Bros Yellow, CRIMECHANNELS learnt, was reportedly arrested from one of the forests between Shiroro and Rafi local government in Niger.
Though the Army is keeping mum about the arrest as they haven’t issued an official statement, but according to a resident in one of the communities
infested by bandits, the arrest of the Jack Bros Yellow has greatly reduced their activities in the last one week.
The source said, “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 Bros Yellow is among those who asked some communities to pay N3million 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 ransom of N10million for the release of those women, and they are still under his custody since that January 5th until his arrest last week, but we are yet to see the women.”
Meanwhile, Jack Bros Yellow is alleged to have links with some bandits groups in Zamfara State.