Another 10 Chinese and 1 Ghanaian have been arrested, after raids on 4 mining sites in Osun State, 15 days after 27 illegal miners were arrested in the State,
On Sunday, May 3, 27 miners, 17 of whom were Chinese expatriates, were arrested by Operatives of Amotekun Corps.
It was learnt that men of Amotekun Corps and other Security Personnel that participated in the raid, acted on a tip-off by the residents.
The raid on the illegal mining sites located in Itagunmodi, Igun, and Ariye 1 and 2, lasted for about 2-hours, reportedly.
It was gathered that the raid also involved men of the Joint Task Force, JTF, on banditry, kidnapping, and illegal mining, recently inaugurated by the Governor of the State, Adegboyega Oyetola.
The Director-General of Amotekun Corps, in Osun, Mr. Amitolu Shittu, confirmed the arrest on Tuesday.
He said that 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 men of the JTF that participated in the operation, for their cooperation, saying: “The success recorded so far, is owing to the resolve of Governor Oyetola to rid the State of economic saboteurs.”