>>> Two Chinese Nationals Arrested In Zamfara For Illegal Activities <<<
Police Operatives in Zamfara state have arrested two Chinese Nationals and two other locals for engaging in illegal mining activities at Kwali village in Bukkuyum local government area of the state.
The spokesman of the state police Command, Mohammed Shehu said in a statement that the arrest of the suspects followed an intelligence information that some foreigners in concert with other unpatriotic Nigerians engaged in illegal mining activities in Kwali, Bukkuyum LGA of the state.
He said the Commissioner of Police, Usman Nagogo acting on the strength of the information, led a special taskforce team to Kwali mining sites on Sunday to assess and see things for himself.
On getting to the site, he said two Chinese Nationals were seen with all the chemicals necessary for making gold.
The police spokesman however said that The two Chinese Nationals Mr WANG and Mr. CHUN are being interrogated to get more information that could help the course of investigation.
He also disclose that hundreds of illegal miners ran away as they saw the police team, while two laborers among them were however arrested.
>>> Kano’s Mysterious Deaths: PDP call for Buhari’s immediate visit <<<
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has demanded an immediate investigation into the mass death recorded in Kano State, urging President Muhammadu Buhari to visit the state.
The party said its call is predicated on conflicting reports emanating from Kano State on the cause of the sudden deaths particularly at this time that the nation is battling with the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.
PDP also criticised the state governor Abdullahi Ganduje for allegedly failing to take appropriate measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus or whatever medical situation that is causing the deaths.
“Our party holds that the situation in Kano demands an immediate Presidential visit and investigation at a very high level.
“Those dying in Kano are Nigerians and must not be abandoned. The development deserves utmost Presidential attention to avoid further escalation.
“It is even more ludicrous that Governor Ganduje chose to politicise the health issues in his state by resorting to unnecessary denials and pecuniary concerns.
“Such an anti-people approach to governance is always symptomatic of leadership that did not emanate from the mandate of the people.
“Our party, therefore, calls on Nigerians to hold Governor Ganduje and his APC administration responsible for the development in Kano State which had worsened due to the failure of both Kano state and the Federal Government to promptly investigate and contain the situation.
“Consequently, the PDP charges President Buhari to immediately wade in and arrest the situation in Kano without any further delay,” the statement read in part.
Dr Sabitu Shuaibu, the Deputy Coordinator Kano State COVID-19 response, in an interview on Channels Television special COVID-19 programme revealed on Friday that over 640 citizens have died under mysterious circumstances in the last one week.