The governor of Zamfara State Abdul’aziz Yari has alleged that miners in the state are behind the recent mass killings witnessed within his domain.
Gov Yari suggested that much on Sunday in Talata-Mafara after a meeting with security chiefs in the state, where he commended the Federal Government for banning mining activities to help in tackling insecurity in the state.
After the meeting, governor Yari said; “Zamfara as host of these miners have not been benefiting from them and mining activities must be suspected because most of them are doing activities close to bandits’ camps and nothing is affecting them.
“Therefore miners must be suspected because of these reasons. So we welcome this decision and we are going to support it,’’ he said.
Yari who said the state government is doing its best to ensure the security of Zamfara residents also appealed to communities in the state to co-operate with security agencies.
He also commended the Federal Government for deploying security agencies to the state saying; “we hope it will end banditry in this state’’.
“We have started seeing positive results due to measures put in place and we hope these will be sustained,’’ the governor added.
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