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  • How illegal mining is driving local conflicts in Nigeria ...

    Jun 16, 2020· Over 5 000 people have been killed in Zamfara State in the past five years. In February 2020, soldiers killed 13 bandits during clashes in Zamfara and Kebbi states. In April, four soldiers were killed by robbers in Zamfara State, and police arrested two Chinese nationals for illegal mining.

  • MAN throws weight behind Ministrys proposed special court ...

    May 11, 2020· This was made known by the National President, MAN, Kabir Kankara, while in a telephone chat with Vanguard following the arrest of 19 illegal Chinese miners in Osun and Zamfara States

  • Zamfara government moves against illegal miners | GistAfri

    Aug 30, 2020· Zamfara state government has warned illegal miners operating in the state despite Federal Governments ban on mining activities, to desist or face prosecution. Dr Nuruddwen Isah, the states Commissioner of Environment, issued the warning on Saturday when he visited one of the suspected illegal mining

  • How An Appointee Of Zamfara State Governor Is Engaged In ...

    Sep 22, 2020· How An Appointee Of Zamfara State Governor Is Engaged In Illegal Gold Mining On My Land -Alhaji Shamsudeen Sani Dahiru. News. ... the Federal Government has banned mining activities in the state. So by mining, Abubakar Mainaira has violated the orders of the Federal Government and he is illegally mining our resources on my site.

  • Zamfara: Bandits Heading To The End Of The road As FG ...

    Apr 07, 2019· The illegal mining activities in the state was too worrisome that the Zamfara state government was said to have spent 300 million in January 2014 to conduct a census of the mineral resources across the state. The state government may have opened the road for illegal miners to come into in the state when it started partnering with some foreign ...

  • Zamfara moves against illegal miners - The Eagle Online

    Aug 29, 2020· The Zamfara State Government has warned illegal miners operating in the state despite the Federal Governments ban on mining activities, to desist or face prosecution. Dr. Nuruddwen Isah, the states Commissioner for the Environment, issued the warning on Saturday when he visited one of the suspected illegal mining sites at Sauna village in ...

  • Gov Matawalle updates Buhari on illegal mining, security ...

    Aug 26, 2020· Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has again alerted the nation on the danger posed by the activities of illegal miners in the state.

  • 18 arrested for illegal mining in northwest Nigeria | CGTN ...

    Apr 24, 2021· Since September 2020, police operatives have raided several illegal mining sites at different locations in the state and succeeded in arresting many illegal miners, the spokesperson said. The Nigerian government in March announced a ban on mining and imposed a no-flight zone in Zamfara as part of the effort to stop bandit activities in the state.

  • Hours after protest, IGP announces ban on mining in ...

    Apr 07, 2019· ACTING Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has announced a ban on mining activities in Zamfara State following reports that it could be the reason for increased insecurity in the state. Adamu made this known while speaking to journalists after a security meeting at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Sunday.

  • The untold story of gold mining in Zamfara state ...

    Apr 25, 2019· Gold mining in Zamfara state has became a source of income not only to some persons in the state but thousands of people from neighbouring states like Sokoto, Kebbi, Katsina and Kaduna. However, findings reveal that gold mining activities kicked-started properly in the state between 2008 and 2010 by some local miners.

  • Video Of Illegal Gold Mining In Kano Emerges - Politics ...

    Apr 12, 2019· Recently, FG suspended mining activities in Zamfara. Now a video and photos showing how gold is illegally mined in Kaduna state has emerged. @BarnabasIsima shared photos of illegal mining in Kano state. He wrote: "So they are mining gold in Rimi sumaila local government area in kano state. pocketing the proceeds quietly.

  • Police Uncovers 4 Illegal Mining Sites In Zamfara, Arrest ...

    Apr 23, 2021· Police has uncovered four illegal mining sites and arrested eighteen illegal miners in Zamfara state. They also recovered five hundred and four bags of different chemicals used in refining Gold, one Lexus Jeep, one Meter Director, one Professional Digital Table Top Scale, fourteen bags of processing sand suspected to be Gold among others

  • Zamfara gold: A threat to national stability? - Punch ...

    Apr 22, 2019· Inwalomhe Donald. There is a connection between those engaged in illegal mining activities in Zamfara State and marauding bandits who have become thorns in

  • The tragic gold mining affair in Zamfara State | Pambazuka ...

    Sep 29, 2010· Illegal minerals mining in Nigeria's Zamfara State sheds light on the problems posed by extractive industries in developing countries. While the revenue potential is huge, federal oversight has been weak and international support is ambiguous.

  • Illegal gold mining fuelling banditry in Zamfara - Eedris ...

    Apr 08, 2019· Recall that the Federal Government yesterday announced a total ban on mining activities in Zamfara State and its environs due to the recent violence in the state. According to the

  • Police arrest 251 illegal miners in Zamfara

    May 29, 2020· The Zamfara State Police Command says it has arrested 251 alleged illegal miners, among them a Burkinabe, during a Sallah eve raid at the mining sites in the state.

  • How illegal mining is driving local conflicts in Nigeria

    Illegal mining and its associated conflicts continue regardless. The conflict has been on the increase since 2014, spreading across Kaduna, Katsina, Kebbi, Plateau and Zamfara states. Over 5 000 people have been killed in Zamfara State in the past five years. In February 2020, soldiers killed 13 bandits during clashes in Zamfara and Kebbi states.

  • Police arrest, prosecute 18 illegal miners in Zamfara ...

    Apr 23, 2021· THE Anti Illegal Mining Squad of the Nigeria Police Force have arrested and prosecuted 18 people who were caught engaging in illegal mining in Zamfara State. Zamfara State Police Public Relations Officer Shehu Mohammed made this known in a statement on Friday in Gusau. Mohammed said the anti illegal mining team, led by a Superintendent Police ...

  • Nigeria suspends mining in Zamfara state after banditry surges

    Apr 07, 2019· Nigeria has suspended mining in the restive northwestern state of Zamfara, a presidential aide and the police chief said on Sunday, amid concerns that illegal miners were connected to a surge in banditry. "The federal government has ordered the suspension of all mining activities in Zamfara State with immediate effect," said presidential aide Bashir Ahmed in a tweet.

  • Insecurity: "Foreigners buying gold with arms from illegal ...

    Aug 26, 2020· The Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle, has revealed how illegal mining is fuelling insecurity in the state. He said that foreigners were coming into the state to buy gold and other minerals from local illegal miners and paying with arms.

  • Illegal mining: 11 Chinese, other foreigners, deported ...

    Oct 24, 2020· By Bolaji Ogundele, Abuja. More than 30 illegal miners, including 11 Chinese, who had been involved in illegal gold mining in Zamfara State, have been deported from Nigeria.

  • Nigeria suspends mining in Zamfara state after banditry ...

    Apr 07, 2019· ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria has suspended mining in the restive northwestern state of Zamfara, a presidential aide and the police chief said on Sunday, amid concerns that illegal miners

  • Police arrest 251 illegal miners in Zamfara - Emergency Digest

    May 29, 2020· Zamfara State Police Command has disclosed that 251 illegal miners have been arrested during raids on illegal mining sites in the state. This was disclosed today by the Zamfara State Police Commissioner, Barrister Usman Nagogo while parading the arrested illegal miners at the commands headquarters in Gusau, the state capital.

  • Zamfara gold deposit belongs to federal government, not state

    Oct 12, 2020· 4 mins read A twitter user claimed that gold deposits in Zamfara State belong to Zamfara State while Niger Delta oil belongs to Nigeria. False. All gold deposits across Nigeria belong to the Federal Government. Full text A twitter user, Terry, claimed that Zamfara gold belongs to Zamfara State. The claim, posted on his handle, @_terry2020, implies double []

  • Nigeria: How Illegal Mining Is Driving Local Conflicts in ...

    Illegal mining and its associated conflicts continue regardless. The conflict has been on the increase since 2014, spreading across Kaduna, Katsina, Kebbi, Plateau and Zamfara states.

  • Zamfara to begin gold refining in 3 Months, halts illegal ...

    Aug 25, 2020· A recent federal government report had shown that Nigeria lost over $3b to illegal gold mining, mostly from the state between 2012 and 2018. Nigeria currently boasts of huge gold and other such minerals deposits in Zamfara, Kebbi, Kaduna, Niger and Osun States, with over 500,000 illegal miners operating without license

  • Police uncover four illegal mining sites, arrest 18 ...

    Apr 23, 2021· Police has uncovered four illegal mining sites and arrested eighteen illegal miners in Zamfara state. They also recovered five hundred and four bags of different chemicals used in refining Gold, one Lexus Jeep, one Meter Director, one Professional Digital Table Top Scale, fourteen bags of processing sand suspected to be Gold among others

  • FLASHBACK: When EFCC busted syndicate of illegal gold ...

    Apr 09, 2019· The news of illegal mining in the state did not start all of a sudden. In 2018, operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) busted a syndicate of illegal

  • Zamfara Police Arrests Illegal Miners - Sahel Standard

    May 29, 2020· By Tahir Gusau Zamfara state police command has arrested 250 illegal miners,including a foreigner and recovered 12 pumping machines,29 motorcycles, Chemicals for making gold with Unrefined Gold sifting materials in the state. Briefing newsmen today at the command headquarters in Gusau,theZamfara State commissioner of police Usman Nagoggo said Government felt that there

  • Zamfara monarch advises FG on illegal mining - Daily Post ...

    Feb 05, 2020· The Chairman, Zamfara State council of chiefs as well as the Emir of Anka, Alhaji Attahiru Ahmad, has urged the Federal government to reconsider its decision to ban illegal mining in Zamfara State.

  • How illegal mining is driving local conflicts in Nigeria ...

    Jun 16, 2020· The government's ban of artisanal gold mining in Zamfara State and across the region, and the deployment of soldiers to enforce the ban since April 2019, have yielded few results.

  • Just In: Security Report Links Gov Matawalle To Illegal ...

    Mar 11, 2021· Spread the loveJust In: Security Report Links Gov Matawalle To Illegal Mining As Chinese Miners Fingered In Unapproved Chopper Flights. A treacherous move by Zamfara State Governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle to compromise or undermine the no-flight-zone order slammed on the state by President Muhammadu Buhari, following renewed wave of banditry and kidnapping,

  • Zamfara monarch advises FG on illegal mining - Daily Post ...

    Feb 05, 2020· Zamfara monarch advises FG on illegal mining The Chairman, Zamfara State council of chiefs as well as the Emir of Anka, Alhaji Attahiru Ahmad, has urged the Federal government to

  • Illegal mining drives Nigerias rural banditry and local ...

    Over 5 000 people have been killed in Zamfara State in the past five years. This year alone, soldiers killed 13 bandits in Zamfara and Kebbi states during a clash on 22 February, bandits killed four soldiers in Zamfara State on 22 April, and police arrested two Chinese nationals for illegal mining in Zamfara

  • Insurgents Using Illegal Mining To Finance Banditry ...

    Aug 26, 2020· One suspect was killed, while 150 others were arrested when troops of the Operation Sahel Sanity swooped on an illegal mining site in Zamfara State. The acting Director, Defence Media Operations, Nigerian Army, Brig. Bernard Onyeuko, stated this on Tuesday during a press conference at the Nigerian Army Super Camp Four, Faskari, Katsina State.