Two Chinese nationals arrested for illegal mining in Zamfara (Photos)

April 27, 2020
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Two individuals of Chinese decent identified as Wang and Chu, have been arrested by the Zamfara police command for their alleged involvement in the illegal mining of Gold at Nasarawa Burkullu village in Kwali, Bukkuyum Local Government Area of the state.

They have been accused of going against the directive of the Federal government, that all mining activities be stopped in the state. The directive which was issued on April 7th.

Confirming their arrest, spokesperson of the state police command said the arrest followed a tip-off received by the police on April 19, that some persons including foreigners were engaged in illegal mining despite federal government’s ban on all mining activities.

“The information proved to be credible one as hundred of miners scattered as soon as they saw the team. Two labourers were however arrested who confirmed the presence of Chinese and Bulkinabe nationals among others.

On April 25, information had it that Chinese and Bulkinabe nationals are taking shelter somewhere in Nasarawa Burkullu. On April 26, the Commissioner of Police led another team to the same village where two Chinese nationals were seen with all the chemicals necessary for making gold.

The two Chinese nationals Mr WANG and Mr. CHUN are being interrogated to get more information that could help the course of investigation,” he said.

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