Police arrest 4 for alleged illegal mining in Borno

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

The command’s Public Relations Officer, Nahun Daso, stated this in a statement on Thursday in Maiduguri.

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

Daso said that the suspects were arrested on March 24 with one diesel tanker truck.

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

The spokesman said 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.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Borno is home to so many mineral resources, which include feldspar, limestone, and kaolin.

Others are potash, iron oxide, quarts, magnetite, diatomite, trona, mica, silica sand, gypsum, granite, flutters of earth, and uranium, among others. (NAN)

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