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Photo: 8 Chinese Miners Arrested For Illegal Gold Mining In Plateau Village

Chinese Miners Arrested For Illegal Mining

August 15, 2017 – Photo: 8 Chinese Miners Arrested For Illegal Gold Mining In Kampani Zurak Plateau State

8 Chinese miners were on yesterday arrested for practicing illegal mining activities in Plateau state.

The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Kayode Fayemi, accused security operatives of aiding and abetting illegal mining activities in Plateau State.

Fayemi made the accusation while addressing security operatives in Kampani Zurak village in the state where 20 illegal miners, including eight Chinese citizens, were paraded on the order of the National Security Adviser, Ali Monguno. .

According to him, the security operatives are to blame because they help shield such illegal miners which he described as economic saboteurs.

“It is sad that security operatives are giving them (illegal miners) security cover. If not, why do people guard this site.

“These miners are illegal. Government did not give them permission to do this, they are economic saboteurs.

“This cannot happen anywhere else in the world and we will not allow it anywhere in Nigeria.

“The government would sanction any traditional ruler found to have connived with the miners to exploit the community. “We do not want these miners,” Mr. Fayemi told the security agents.



  1. Danti

    August 15, 2017 at 4:50 PM

    Okay, after that noise the next step of action is swift prosecution of these criminals. Go after their bank accounts and the people who support them covertly and overtly. Heavy condemnation without appropriate action is criminal!

    • Jilo

      August 16, 2017 at 2:26 PM

      Danti do you think these guys will ever be convicted in Nigeria where corruption has embedded all sections of our government? how many conviction have we secured in prosecuting illegal activities in Nigeria? these Chinese people have studied our terrain and get to know that all we need is money even though our so called government can sell us to the highest bidder.

      There are some Nigerians in the government who think they can make their own money out of these expatriates by aiding and abetting them to continue with these illegal activities. Don’t blame these people, the fault is ours. Can any foreigner try that in China? these Chinese people are now trying to take us back to pre-independence era where the foreign power came and dug out our resources free of charge but this time around these smart china men are trying to give us peanut and take big chunk of our resources. In fact, Nigeria leaderships are fools. we need a 360 degree change if we want to rescue this Country.

  2. Keep it real

    August 15, 2017 at 5:30 PM

    This is just a plus because all of you the (politicians) are economic sabotages “KETTLE CALLING POT BLACK”

    As for the Chinese guys, you know very well is a No No in anywhere in your country of origin China,but because you guys knew that the Nigerian government are all criminals, probably the person you guys paid the bribe to did not shear properly otherwise this wouldn’t have made news. .LORD JESUS SAVE NIGERIA PLEASE!!!

  3. Paul Bawa

    August 15, 2017 at 6:11 PM

    Chinese People Them Hate Nigeria People, May Thuder Fire Them

  4. Lola O

    August 15, 2017 at 6:26 PM

    As the calabash owner calls it, so shall others follow suit. Those bastards have the audacity to commit all those crimes in Nigeria. Nigerians cannot get away with one tenth of the atrocities these miscreants come to commit in Nigeria. Anyway, I don’t blame them. It is our own Nigerian born omo ale (bastard) citizens collecting money to sell their fatherland and birth rights. See the ebony black one arrested alongside, dat one be black Chinese? The long-term effects of selling out our country to foreigners will be more hunger, pain and suffering. Where is your patriotism and love for our country? Na wah o

  5. Big Aunty Koks

    August 15, 2017 at 10:10 PM

    Before putting blame on security operatives, let us know the instructions you gave them about checking for authentic miners. It is not unusual for illegal miners to claim they obtained papers from “federal” authorizing their mining activities and the people in the State would know nothing about such authorizations and any move to even generate revenue from such activity will be branded “double taxation” and resisted although no remittance was made to the State concerning such mining activities.
    The co -ordination of mining activities needs to be revisited if illegal mining should successfully be eliminated.

  6. iron bar

    August 16, 2017 at 2:32 AM


  7. baby

    August 16, 2017 at 1:03 PM

    a lot of fake expatriate in oil section,some of them there contract has expired but they still use the name to get visa to Nigeria and still more oil money,have them check western expatriate their are the highest thief

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