At least 30 persons have lost their lives in a landslide reportedly triggered by activities of illegal miners in the Kuje Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja. Nineteen persons were also abducted in Bwari Area Council of Abuja, on Thursday….CONTINUE READING....CONTINUE READING
The council area chairman disclosed this during a meeting between FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike, and six Area Councils Chairmen.
Expressing shock over the developments, Wike said he would meet with the Director of Department of State Services (DSS) in Abuja as well as the Commissioner of Police to receive adequate briefings on the kidnap and facilitate rescue operations.
He also directed the council bosses to set up surveillance task force in their areas to monitor mining activities.
Wike promised to meet with his counterpart in Solid Minerals, Dele Alake, to tackle illegal mining in the FCT….CONTINUE READING