The government of Zamfara state led by Governor Abdul’aziz Yari, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari Federal Government for banning mining activities in the state to help in tackling insecurity facing the northern state.
Naija News reports that the State Governor gave the commendation after a meeting with security chiefs in Talata-Mafara on Sunday.
The governor said the Zamfara state government welcomed the policy by the Federal Government, describing it as good for the people of Zamfara.
“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.
The governor appealed to communities in the state to cooperate with security agencies.
According to Yarithe state government is doing its best to ensure their success.
Governor Yari commended the Federal Government for deploying security agencies to the state and “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,’’ Yari opined.