The Director-General of Amotekun Corps in Osun, Mr. Amitolu Shittu, on Tuesday confirmed the arrest ten Chinese nationals and one Ghanaian for illegal mining in the state.
Shittu said they were arrested at mining sites located in some communities in Atakumosa West Local Government Area of Osun State on Monday.
He added that the mining sites where the expatriates were arrested have been shut down.
“10 China and one Ghana nationals arrested. The success recorded is as a result of the resolve of Governor Oyetola to rid the state of economic saboteurs,” Shittu said.
This comes fifteen days after 27 illegal miners were arrested by operatives of Amotekun Corps in Osun.
Seventeen of them were Chinese.
Amotekun corps and other security personnel that participated in the latest raid reportedly acted on a tip-off by the residents.
It is understood that the raid on the illegal mining sites, located in Itagunmodi, Igun and Ariye 1 and 2, lasted about two hours.