Zamfara State Cracks Down on Unauthorized Miners
The governor of Zamfara State, Dauda Lawal, has taken a strong stand against illegal mining, issuing a ban and instructing law enforcement to take serious measures against those breaking the law.
Illegal mining has been linked to fueling criminal activities, particularly banditry, within the state.
The governor’s spokesperson, Sulaiman Bala Idris, explained the reasoning behind the ban, labeling illegal mining as a “destructive activity.”
The government aims to safeguard the well-being of its people by implementing protective measures.
The directive emphasizes robust action by security forces, including the authorization to shoot anyone caught participating in illegal mining.
This approach is crucial to ensure the safety of the citizens of Zamfara and discourage potential wrongdoers.
Moreover, this move is intended to grant the government full control over state resources and halt activities that jeopardize lives and property.
It acknowledges that illegal mining significantly contributes to the ongoing challenge of banditry in Zamfara State, emphasizing the need for immediate and resolute action to restore peace and security in the communities.