17 Chinese arrested in Nigeria for illegal gold miningChristian Fernsby ▼ | May 5, 2020
Seventeen Chinese nationals were arrested in Nigeria over the weekend for illegal gold mining, an official said Monday.
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The chief of staff to the governor, Abdullah Binuyo, had earlier told journalists in the state's capital Osogbo that the foreign miners were picked up with 10 local miners and a local traditional ruler during the raid.
Illegal mining has been causing economic issues and environmental pollution, he said, adding the suspects will be prosecuted. ■