Residents laments Chinese miners’ activities in Osun

Residents of Awolumate Zone 3 Community in Ile-Ife, Osun State, have appealed to security agencies and the state government to come to their aid following activities of some expatriates miners, said to be Chinese.

In the affected community, a large portion of land close to residential buildings had been dug out by miners.

As many as 20 houses were said to be at risk due to the activities of the miners, said to be expatriates from China.

The chairman of the community, Abimbola Olafare, called on the relevant organs of government and security agents to come to their aid, and stop mining activities in the area.

According to reports, Olafare said, “As many as 20 houses have been affected by the activities of these miners. There was no agreement signed with them before they commenced work in the area.

“We have to rescue people whose houses are close to the river. An old woman fled from home because of the activities of these miners. We never consented to them working in our community. Security agents and government should come to our aid.”

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