October 1, 2023

The Emir of Anka in Zamfara State,  Attahiru Ahmad has disclosed that more than 100 miners operating between Anka and Maru LGAs in the state were abducted by bandits on March 2.

The monarch who is also the Chairman of the state council of chiefs said the incident took place when the state government focused on the rescue of the 279 students abducted on February 26, from Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe.

Speaking in Gusau on Tuesday, March 9 when Lucky Irabor, Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) led service chiefs on an assessment visit to the state, the Emir of Anka also disclosed that10 persons were killed by the bandits who invaded the mining site.

He said;

“The bandits have been attacking those involved in artisanal mining and carting away their money and property.”

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