30 illegal miners arrested in Niger

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April 16, 2024.

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Azonuchechi Chukwu.

Thirty persons have been arrested for illegal mining in Niger State, Commissioner for Mineral Resources, Garba Sabo, said yesterday, April 15.

He also said the ministry has profiled 229 mining companies for assessment to determine which would be approved or disapproved.

Sabo, who addressed reporters yesterday, said the arrests were made during a recent visit to some illegal mining sites. He lamented that more people could not be arrested because the miners ran upon seeing officers.

He reiterated that the ban on illegal mining stands.

“It is unfair to call us incompetent when you have not seen the work we have done. We go into these mining sites and, sometimes, despite being with security men, we are usually attacked. We are doing our best to stop this menace and to protect the sites,” the Commissioner said.

Sabo hinted that the ministry is trying to introduce biometrics to get complete details of all miners in the state to prevent the monopoly of the business by a few companies.(www.naija247news.com).


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