Gwarzo LG raises alarm over influx of illegal miners from Zamfara

Gwarzo local government council of Kano state has raised alarm over influx of illegal miners from Zamfara state into the area for mining activities.

The chairman of the council Bashir Abdullahi Kutama raised the alarm in a  town hall meeting with representatives of security agencies, village heads, imams, transport unions and other stakeholders.

The spokesperson of the local council Rabiu Khalil on Thursday said the meeting was to streamline modalities to improve and strengthen security of lives and properties in the area.

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Recalled that the federal government had banned illegal mining in Zamfara, which it linked to banditry in the state.

There have been suspicions that criminality ii the North-west is a fallout of the artisanal mining of gold, lead and other mineral resources in the region.

However, Karaye Emirate had in April raised similar alarm of the influx of the illegal miners from the same Zamfara state.

The information officer of the zone had told Daily Trust that the alarm was made to wade off illegal miners that might be contemplating relocating to Karaye.

The chairman who had earlier introduced profiling migrants residing in the area, directed traditional leaders to constitute security watch groups in their respective communities.

Also speaking the district head of Gwarzo Shehu Kabiru Bayero (Barde Kerarriya) appealed to people to pray for peace and prosperity in Gwarzo local government, Kano and Nigeria.

In their separate remarks the representative of Nigerian Police, DSS, National Security and Civil Defence Corp NSCDC and NDLEA applauded the commitments of the council chairman on security issues and urged people to report suspicious persons to nearest security agents.

 

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