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10 Chinese, One Ghanian arrested for illegal mining in Osun



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Osun State government has arrested ten Chinese and one Ghanian for illegal mining in the State.

The arrest of foreigners was coming two weeks after 27 illegal miners were arrested during a raid on the four mining sites.

The illegal miners were arrested by operatives of Amotekun Corps in conjunction with Security men based on a tip-off.

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The raid on the illegal mining sites located in Itagunmodi, Igun and Ariye 1and 2, lasted about two hours.

It is recalled that the Osun State governor, Adegboyega Oyetola constituted the Joint Task Force on banditry, kidnapping and illegal mining recently in Osogbo.  

Director General of Amotekun Corps confirmed that the latest arrest was made at mining sites located in some communities in Atakumosa West Local Government Area of the state on Monday.

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He added that the mining sites where the expatriates were arrested have been shut down.

He also commended the men of JTF that participated in the operation for their cooperation.

“The success recorded so far is owing to the resolve of Governor Oyetola to rid the state of economic saboteurs,” He said.

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