The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has attributed the loss of many lives in Zamfara and environs to illegal mining activities.
Mr. Adamu who visited Zamfara State on Tuesday over the suspension of mining activities and to ensure compliance of the directive, also met with stakeholders to ensure there is an understanding of the shutdown.
The Police boss explained that he is in the state to hear from the traditional and religious leaders, farmers, cattle breeders what their concerns are.
He called for the cooperation of the traditional and religious leaders and all stakeholders in the form of information so that the security agencies will continue and stay focused in their commitment to fighting crime and protecting lives and property.
Earlier, the Council Chairman of Zurmi Local Government Area, Auwal Bawa pleaded with the IGP to work with the civilian JTF to fight the bandits attacking the state, just as he used the opportunity to seek for ammunition that will help in assisting the JTF.
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