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Bandits relocating from Zamfara, Katsina to Kano gold mining camps



A senior safety officer in Zamfara State has revealed that bandits escaping from the onslaught of safety operatives in Zamfara and Katsina States have relocated to communities within the axis of Shanono, Gwarzo and Kabo Native Gvernment Areas of Kano State.

In line with the safety operative, the bandits are suspected to have been transferring into unlawful gold-mining communities in Shanono Native Authorities Space, participating themselves into unlawful mining of gold ore mineral deposits.

“Additionally they use the unlawful mining web site as lodging, because the websites function 24hours on every day foundation.

“Moreover, the bandits are believed to have expanded the unlawful mining actions into different unlawful mining websites in Gwarzo and Kabo Native Gvernment Areas the place Tantelite, columbite and tin minerals are illegally mined.

“It’s believed that on the 14th of October, 2021, the suspected bandits on twenty bikes had been sighted at Kusalla village, in Karaye Native Authorities Space close to NYSC Orientation Camp and Karaye Group Faculty.


“The Joint Job Drive operatives responded to the sighting, however no hint of them was discovered at scene. This poses safety threats to the Camp and the varsity.

“Sudden latest enhance within the unlawful mining actions at these websites and the sighting at Kusalla village knowledgeable the suspected penetration of the bandits into the State to determine themselves at new places for continuation of their nefarious actions.

“The websites in Shanono Native Authorities Space had been noticed with many lister grinding machines to grind the gold ore extracted after which had been washed at streams discovered close by,” he revealed.

The safety operative urged the Kano State Authorities, to as a matter of urgency, act rapidly earlier than extra damages could be achieved by the infamous bandits.

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