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44 Illegal Miners Arrested In Plateau And FG Bans Mineral Exploration

The Plateau State Water Board has raised
the alarm over the recent illegal mining
activities around the Lamingo water dam
site by some local miners.
Forty four persons suspected to be illegal
miners have already been arrested by the
National Security and Civil Defence Corps.
Illegal mining is one of the biggest
problems with regard to environmental
destruction, ecological disruptions and
robbing the nation of its natural
endowments.
Jos the Plateau State Capital is used to be
known as the tin city in the years past but
recent illegal mining activities by local
miners in the state has forced the federal
ministry of mines and steel to ban the
state from every form mineral exploration
citing its havoc.
The management of the Plateau state
ministry of water resources and the state’s
water board in synergy with the state
Command of the National Security and Civil
defense Corp has arrested over 44 alleged
illegal miners in connection to suspected
mining activities at the Lamingo water Dam
site.
TVC News chatted with the President
miners association of Nigeria Plateau state
Chapter who condemned the action of the
alleged illegal miners but however
suggested a possible way for the state
government to tackled the menace of Illegal
mining.
The Plateau state government says it will
station a security outpost within the
Lamingo water Dam with immediate effect,
to safe guard as well as prevent any likely
act of illegal activities within the Dam site.

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