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Chinese Miners Hire 16 Nigerians To Dig Illegal Mining Tunnel In Abakaliki Ebonyi State

chinese miners hire 16 nigerians dig illegal mining tunnel

Feb 8, 2018 – Shock As Chinese Miners Hire 16 Nigerians To Dig Illegal Mining Tunnel In Abakaliki Ebonyi State

4 Chinese men and 16 Nigerians have been caught at an illegal mining site in Echara Unuphu area of Abakaliki Ebonyi state.

Ebonyi state Governor SSA, Kenneth Ugbala who described their actions as “shocking” said the miners did not follow best practices in their activities and were creating environmental and security problems to the state.

According to Ugbala, the Chinese miners and their Nigerian employees dug a deep tunnel which they may be using for other illegal activities

He said:

“The future of this state is at stake because of the activities of these illegal miners. I was in China recently and I know that the Chinese don’t temper with their environment no matter the problem.

“With the type of problem created here in the name of mining, it is possible that this tunnel they created may lead to the Government House and other places.

“So, what do we expect? A total collapse! When we are living up here, another road is underground in the name of mining. There is no society, environment or state that this type of thing is seen. It’s not as if they pay IGR, and what type of IGR will be more important than the future of our children and the people. We will fish-out all these people.”

One of the suspects, Nnamdi Peter, who hails from Enugu State, said he has worked in the mining tunnel for three months.

He said:

“In the first place, I don’t know this is illegal mining. If it is illegal, I wouldn’t have been working here. The company should have carried out Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) with NESRA before embarking on this type of mining.”

Investigation revealed that the other 15 Nigerian citizens were reportedly hired by the same Chinese miners carrying out illegal om the state.

When asked to defend themselves, the Chinese men  only gesticulated with their hands that they don’t speak or understand English.



  1. Prince Johnson Okpara

    February 8, 2018 at 2:23 AM

    If Nigerians try dis in China, they will die by instant execution without any media coverage.

  2. Mon

    February 8, 2018 at 4:09 AM

    That’s appropriate in a lawless Nation,before you know what’s happening,they Chinese are already in their country.

    If Nigeria is actually a country,all of them suppose to be inside jail and not showing us people who are taking fresh air..nonsense

  3. ttt

    February 8, 2018 at 4:19 AM

    Can a Nigerian try this shit in China they will use him to sacrifice to their gods look at how the stupid and corrupt politicians will cover them up if they give them the amount they need, here in Asia we don’t talk but see those animals in our country digging our God giving wealth but here we are we don’t near their land still they hate us and kill us in any little act

  4. DB

    February 8, 2018 at 7:12 AM

    When they know they are in a lawless country, why wont they try it? Those that arrested them will soon release them and give them honorary treatment. Its high time these Asians are given the treatment they mete to other nationalities who break laws in their countries

  5. Danti

    February 8, 2018 at 7:49 AM

    How can illegal immigrants hire you in your country to steal your resources? Why is Africa so backward? I think this continent and its people were cursed in the beginning of time. Is this not a characteristic of a shit hole? O Lord, our unfortunate predicaments are so depressing, I would love this awful World to come to an end. What you see and hear everyday are pointing to the theory that speculates : Africans are creatures of different creation or dimension. If not, why do we assist others in destroying ourselves? The same goes to those who stole from their countries and put the money in foreign banks, is that not a sabotage? If the politicians are a class of primitive chimpanzees, what are our so-called religious leaders and traditional rulers doing?

  6. iron bar

    February 8, 2018 at 12:26 PM

    Their ambassador will plead on their behalf.same illegal chinese manners were caught in plateau and i bet their visas may not be genuine.this tells u how porous we are as a nation.they invade and mine our oil in nigerdelta with fake vessels,the indians and lebanese on the other side riping us apart on illegal deals.with fulanis butchering the rest of us into fear.which road come dey easy nah?

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