Barely two weeks after the arrests of some Chinese illegal miners in Osun state, officers of Amotekun alongside other security operatives have nabbed another 10 Chinese after raids on four mining sites.
Odunews.com reports that about 17 Chinese and 10 others were arrested for illegal minning in the state on May 3rd.
The recent arrest was carried out by men of Amotekun and other security officials.
The raid on the illegal mining sites located in Itagunmodi, Igun and Ariye 1 and 2, lasted about two hours.
It was gathered that the raid also involved men of the Joint Task Force on banditry, kidnapping, and illegal mining recently inaugurated by the Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola.
Director-General of Amotekun Corps in Osun, Mr. Amitolu Shittu, confirmed the arrest on Tuesday.
He said the latest arrest was made at mining sites located in some communities in Atakumosa West Local Government Area of the state on Monday.
Shittu added that the mining sites where the expatriates were arrested have been shut down.
He also commended the JTF that participated in the operation for their cooperation.
“10 China and one Ghana nationals arrested. The success recorded is as a result of the resolve of Governor Oyetola to rid the state of economic saboteurs,” Shittu said.
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