Ibadan Explosion: Afenifere Seeks End To Illegal Mining


Pan Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, has called for concerted effort to tackle activities of illegal miners across the country.

It said the country and Nigerians have suffered enough misery in the hands of illegal miners.

A statement by Organising Secretary of Afenifere, Otunba Kole Omololu, and issued to journalists in Akure condoled with Governor Seyi Makinde on the explosion that rocked Ibadan where two persons were killed and 77 others injured.

Afenifere said it was time to check acitivies of illegal miners across the country.

It said mining activities ought to be organised under the law and proceeds used to enrich the country rather than individual pockets.

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Omolulu stated that illegal mining activities were responsible for insecurity in some parts of the country.

He called on the Nigeria government to expose and prosecute illegal miners in the country.

According to him, “Governor Makinde has assured that those responsible will be arrested and brought to book.

“We support every step Makinde take to ensure that justice is done for the victims.

“It is reassuring that Governor Makinde is doing his best to assist victims. We call for Federal government assistance because of the magnitude of the disaster.”



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