The Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) Zone 10 Sokoto AIG Muhammad A Mustapha has said that the Police would strictly enforced the law banning mining activities in Zamfara state.
The AIG made the statement in an interview with our correspondent in Sokoto.
He said the mining in Zamfara is believed to have linked with the act of banditry, killings and Kidnapping in the state which since became the order of the day.
He therefore warned miners to stay off the area in respective of their licences, adding that any one found engaging in the act would be dealt with decisively.
The AIG further stated that the Police in the Zone would continue to Partner with other security operatives in the fight against Bandits, Cattle rustlers, Kidnappers and other Criminal gangs operating in Zamfara and other areas of the zonal command.
He charged police in the Zone to brace off for the challenge ahead as according to him the Zonal command would soon launched Operation (Huff Ader) aimed at puting a stop to activities of Bandits and other criminals in the three States.
The Police boss reiterated the commitment of the police to work with the public with a view to secure vital information that would lead to arrest of would be criminals in the area.
He said though Zamfara suffered much in the hands Bandits, but there is also a hand full of Killings in Sokoto and reported cases of kidnappings in Kebbi state.
AIG Mustapha assured members of the public who volunteer to provide useful information to the police on whereabouts of criminals of adequate protection and their identity hidden
He said the current success being recorded in Operation Sharar Daji in Zamfara may not unconnected with the support and active participation of the Nigerian police, adding that policemen killed or those who suffered deformity while on active duty would have full insurance cover.
According to him improved welfare, conditions of service and training on rudimentary of serve would be his top most priority.