Nigeria Bans Mining in Zamfara After Rise in Violence

Authorities has said that the move is part of the government's attempts at bringing peace to Zamfara State. It is reported that the violence and killings have been fuelled by the mining of gold and lead.

Years of unrest in Zamfara State has claimed thousands of lives and left whole communities destitute

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