The Zamfara state police command has reacted to the suspension of mining activities in the state by the Federal Government.

The state police command in its reaction stated that the ban is a welcome development, adding that police would do its best within the ambits of the law to ensure that the order is carried out perfectly.

This was disclosed by the state commissioner of police, Mr. Celestine Okoye during an interview with journalists in Gusau the state capital.

Speaking with Journalists, Okoye noted that the insecurity situation in the state has been causing him a lot of sleepless night since he was deployed to the crisis-stricken state.

The CP claimed that the crisis in the state calls for serious public attention and well-coordinated security understand among security operatives.

He said; “With effective and efficient commitments and operation, we hope to reclaim every public space that was illegally claimed by the armed bandits and notorious kidnappers in the state.”

Mr. Okoye stressed that the main reason the federal government is adopting the measure is that the rampant killings and kidnappings could not be unconnected with secret and illegal mining activities in the state, saying that both the licensed and unlicensed activities have to be suspended.

He stated that the stealing of government property such as gold and other mineral resources is a serious offense.

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