The Yoruba Ronu Administration Dialogue board on Tuesday described President Muhammadu Buhari’s ban on mining actions in Zamfara State, as a double-edged sword for the Northwest space.
It warned that the ban might precipitate one different security drawback considering underlying socio-ethnic tensions between the Hausa and Fulani of the realm concerning gold mining.
The group steered the federal authorities to take administration of mining web sites in Zamfara and totally different states, as a strategy to forestall current points.
An announcement signed by its president Akin Malaolu reads: “The two picks which banned mining actions in Zamfara and no-fly zone order are double edge sword for peace inside the Northwest space as a result of suspicion that it might rob Peter to pay Paul
“The reasons for our fear will likely be traced once more to the interval between 2006 and 2007 when the then Governor Sani Yerima displaced a giant inhabitants of Fulani from many mining web sites and implanted Hausa youths to take price. The displacement in the mean time induced every discomfort and dying on the Fulani youths who then took to banditry life.
“If the federal authorities is placing a ban, we hope they gained’t set off a model new displacement that may re-enact the equivalent security challenges we’re however to surmount.
“Our candid suggestion is for the federal authorities to take absolute administration of mining web sites in Zamfara and totally different states to nip inside the bud such additional eventualities of troubles.
“Nigerians should be suggested the whole reality regarding the story that gave rise to banditry inside the Northwest of Nigeria. Fortune has been made by the use of unofficial gold mining for a few years and now could possibly be the time to put a whole stoppage to corruption in that sector. The no-fly zone is right.”