The Zamfara State Police Command has said it arrested two Chinese nationals for alleged illegal mining at Kwali village in Bukkuyum Local Government Area of the state.
This was made known in a statement issued by the Command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Mohammed Shehu, stating that the illegal miners had been involved in mining activities in collaboration with their Nigerian counterparts.
Shehu said the suspects were apprehended at Badarawa Burkullum village after two labourers at the mining site divulged useful information to Mr. Usman Nagogo, the state Commissioner of Police.
According to him, two of the suspects, whose names were given as Mr. Wang and Mr. Chun, are helping the police in its investigation to dislodge the cartel and end illegal mining in the state.
He also said that the police had recovered different chemicals used in processing Gold from the two suspects, NAN reports.