Zamfara Killings: FG suspends mining in Zamfara, gives foreigners 48hours to leave








The Federal Government of Nigeria has announced a total suspension on mining activities in Zamfara State and its environs due to the recent violence in the state.



The choice is a piece of new measures to reestablish harmony to the state vexed by banditry.

Several individuals have been murdered or seized by the highwaymen in Zamfara in the previous year.

There have been doubts that the culpability is an aftermath of the craftsman mining of gold and lead in the state.

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The new measure prohibiting mining was declared by the Inspector General of the Police, Mohammed Adamu, while briefing State House reporters on Sunday in Abuja.

Adamu says the government takes the decision because it found out there was a relationship between the bandits and illegal miners.

Also, Adamu announces that “all foreigners within mining sites are to leave immediately.”

He says all the sites will be taken over by a special task force comprising of relevant security agencies.

The briefing was also attended by the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari; the Director General of the State Security Services, Yusuf Bichi; and the Director General of the Nigeria Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ahmed Rufai.

The decision also comes a day after dozens of people led by a prominent journalist, Kadaria Ahmed, marched in Abuja to protest the violence in Zamfara.



Zamfara Killings: FG suspends mining in Zamfara, gives foreigners 48hours to leave Zamfara Killings: FG suspends mining in Zamfara, gives foreigners 48hours to leave Reviewed by Kola Oyewole on April 07, 2019 Rating: 5

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