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

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

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. 

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