Borno Police Arrest Four for Alleged Illegal Mining

The Police Command in Borno State, says it has arrested four suspects for alleged illegal mining in the state.

Nahun Daso, the command’s  Public Relations Officer, stated this in a statement on Thursday in Maiduguri, the capital of the state.

He said that the four suspects were arrested for being in possession of 70 bags of assorted solid minerals suspected to be monoxide.

The Command Spokesperson said the suspects were arrested on March 24, with one diesel tanker truck.

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He said that they were apprehended by the troops of 331 Battalion in Bayo Local Government Area of the state and handed over to the police.

Daso explained that the suspects had confessed to the crime, adding that the investigation was still ongoing.

He said that at the end of the investigation, they would be charged in court.

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The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Borno is home to so many mineral resources which include Feldspar, Limestone and Kaolin.

Others are Potash, Iron-Ore, Quarts, Magnetite, Diatomite, Trona, Mica, Silica Sand, Gypsum, Granite, Flutters Earth and Uranium among others.


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