Operatives of Amotekun Corps arrest 10 Chinese, Ghanaian for ‘illegal mining’

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Operatives of Amotekun Corps arrest 10 Chinese, Ghanaian for ‘illegal mining’

Governor Adegboyega Oyetola’s resolve to rid Osun state of economic saboteurs yielded another result as operatives of Amotekun Corps were said to have arrested some foreign nationals for alleged illegal mining in the State.

It was learnt that men of Amotekun corps and other security personnel that participated in the raid acted on a tip-off by the residents.

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

It was gathered that the raid also involved men of the Joint Task Force on banditry, kidnapping and illegal mining recently inaugurated by Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola.

Director-General of Amotekun Corps in Osun, Mr. Amitolu Shittu, confirmed the arrest on Tuesday.

He said the latest arrest of 10 Chinese and a Ghanaian was made at mining sites located in some communities in Atakumosa West Local Government Area of the state on Monday.

Shittu 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,” Shittu said.

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