Crime and Security

Killings: FG halts mining activities in Zamfara

Police arrest killer of Imo Catholic priest 3 years after crime

…. orders foreigners to vacate in 48 hour

The Federal Government has announced the suspension of all forms of mining activities in Zamfara State and ordered all foreigners engaged in mining activities to leave the area within 48 hours.

The acting Inspector-General of Police, Muhammed Adamu, who disclosed this when he addressed State House correspondents in Abuja on Sunday, said the order was part of measures to check banditry in the state.

The IGP addressed the correspondents alongside the Chief of Staff to the President, Mallam Abba Kyari; Director-General of the Department of State Services (DSS), Alhaji Yusuf Bichi and Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, Amb. Ahmed Rufa’i.

Adamu stated that the suspension of the mining activities followed “intelligence report that has clearly established a strong and glaring nexus between the activities of armed bandits and illicit miners -with both mutually re-enforcing each other.’’

He, therefore, revealed that the federal government has directed as follows:

“Mining activities in Zamfara and other affected States are hereby suspended with immediate effect.

“Consequently, any mining operator who engages in mining activities in the affected locations henceforth will have his licence revoked.

“All foreigners operating in the mining fields should close and leave within 48hours,’’ he added.

The police boss assured the general public, especially those in the affected areas that the security services are doing their best to address the situation.

He maintained that as part of sustained efforts to flush out, and permanently put an end to banditry and criminality in Zamfara in particular and the North West in general, the Police in collaboration with the military and other security services had commenced “Operation PUFF- ADDER”, a full scale security offensive against the bandits.

“The operation is aimed at reclaiming every public space under the control of the bandits, arrest and bring to book all perpetrators of violence in the area and their collaborators, achieve a total destruction of all criminal camps and hideouts, mop up all illicit weapons fueling the violence and attain a full restoration of law and order in the affected communities.

“Our commitment at protecting the sanctity of life and property is irrevocable, and we will not scale-down the pressure on the armed bandits until they are totally flushed-out,’’ he said.

Comment With Facebook

Comments (92)

  1. Nice post. I learn something more challenging on different blogs everyday. It will always be stimulating to read content from other writers and practice a little something from their store. I?d prefer to use some with the content on my blog whether you don?t mind. Natually I?ll give you a link on your web blog. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Hello there! Would you mind if I share your blog with my myspace group? There’s a lot of folks that I think would really appreciate your content. Please let me know. Thank you|

  3. Every weekend i used to visit this web page, for the reason that i wish for enjoyment, for the reason that this this web page conations genuinely good funny data too.|

  4. great issues altogether, you just gained a emblem new reader. What might you recommend about your post that you simply made a few days in the past? Any certain?|

  5. This is really interesting, You’re a highly trained writer. I’ve joined with your feed and furthermore , count on witnessing the very good write-ups. Additionally, I’ve shared your websites with our social networks.

  6. Quality posts is the main to interest the users to go to see the web page, that’s what this website is providing.|

  7. Great delivery. Sound arguments. Keep up the good effort.|

  8. wooden kitchen cabinets are perfect your your home, they look good and can be cleaned easily,.

  9. I really like reading a post that will make people think. Also, thanks for permitting me to comment!|

  10. very informative article

  11. Thanks for the article

  12. Thanks for the article

  13. I am genuinely grateful to the owner of this web page who has shared this fantastic article at here.|

  14. An impressive share, I just given this onto a colleague who was doing a little analysis on this. And he in fact bought me breakfast because I found it for him.. smile. So let me reword that: Thnx for the treat! But yeah Thnkx for spending the time to discuss this, I feel strongly about it and love reading more on this topic. If possible, as you become expertise, would you mind updating your blog with more details? It is highly helpful for me. Big thumb up for this blog post!

  15. This is a great tip particularly to those fresh to the blogosphere. Short but very accurate information… Many thanks for sharing this one. A must read article!|

  16. There are certainly a lot of details like that to take into consideration. That is a great point to bring up. I offer the thoughts above as general inspiration but clearly there are questions like the one you bring up where the most important thing will be working in honest good faith. I don?t know if best practices have emerged around things like that, but I am sure that your job is clearly identified as a fair game. Both boys and girls feel the impact of just a moment?s pleasure, for the rest of their lives.

  17. There are certainly a lot of details like that to take into consideration. That is a great point to bring up. I offer the thoughts above as general inspiration but clearly there are questions like the one you bring up where the most important thing will be working in honest good faith. I don?t know if best practices have emerged around things like that, but I am sure that your job is clearly identified as a fair game. Both boys and girls feel the impact of just a moment?s pleasure, for the rest of their lives.

  18. Yeah bookmaking this wasn’t a high risk conclusion great post!

  19. Thanks to my father who shared with me regarding this web site, this web site is actually amazing.|

Comment here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.