The Zamfara state police command had on Monday said they have arrested Chinese Nationals for engaging in illegal mining activities at kwali village in Bukkuyum local government area of the state
Recall that the inspector general of police, Mohammed Adamu, as part of strategy curbing the challenges of banditry activities in Zamfara state ordered a temporary closure of every mining activities in the state as directed by the federal government in other to find a sustainable solution to banditry and kidnapping issues that has been befalling the state and creating unrest coming with issues of threat to security and property of the inhabitants
In a statement issued by the Command’s Public Relations Officer ASP Mohammed Shehu, said the alleged illegal miners had been involved in mining activities in collaboration with their Nigerian counterparts.
He said the suspects were apprehended at Badarawa Burkullum village after two labourers at the mining site divulged useful information to Mr Usman Nagogo, the state Commissioner of Police.
He said the two suspects, whose names were given as Mr Wang and Mr. Chun, are helping the police in its investigation to dislodge the cartel and end illegal mining in the state.
Mohammed said the police had recovered different chemicals used in processing Gold from the two suspects.