Army arrest Bandits leader in Niger state as Security Joint Force combs forest, other hideouts

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Abuja – The renewed military operation, waging war against bandits in has yielded a good result as one of the notorious of the bandits has been arrested.

The leader simply called Jack Bros Yellow smoked out of his hide out from one of the forests between Shiroro and Rafi Local areas of the state.

Jack Yellow said have been terrorizing many communities in three local areas —Shiroro, Munya and Rafi local areas of the state for the past months.

Because of the arrest of the gang leader few days ago, many of his followers are said have gone underground but the security operatives are trailing them.

An impeccable source told our correspondent that Jack Yellow championed the demand of N3m from some communities in the areas but later outsmarted by another group.

Out of anger, his boys went haywire to kidnap no fewer than nine women from Galape village in Shiroro Local area in January this year.

He later demanded for a of N10million for the release of the women and till now, they are still in the custody of the gang led by Jack Yellow.

Our correspondent also gathered that Jack Yellow also has a link with some bandit groups in Zamfara where he transfers kidnapped victims if demanded by their families are not met at the stipulated .