By Dauda Iliya
The Borno State Government has ban all forms of mining activities in the state.
In a statement by the Commissioner for Information and Internal Security, Professor Usman Tar says the ban is due to the fragile security situation in the state.
The statement explains that government is mapping and securing the mine sites with a view to ensuring law, order and safety of lives.
It adds that a governance protocol for the mining sector is being developed in the state with a view to sanitise the industry.
“Government will soon issue a code of conduct and standard operating procedure for the mining value chain to guide the sector” Professor Tar says.
The Commissioner urges stakeholders in the mining sector to abide by the directive, as any violation will attract the wrath of the law.