All mining activities in Borno state have been stopped.
The state’s Commissioner for Information and Internal Security, Prof. Usman Tar, revealed this in Maiduguri on Friday.
Tar said the measure was due to the fragile security situation in the state.
”The state government is working on mapping and securing the mining sites with a view to ensuring law, order and safety of lives.
“Government is also working on a governance protocol for the mining sector in the state,” the commissioner said.
Tar said that the state government will soon issue a code of conduct and standard operating procedures for the mining value chain to guide the sector.
He advised all stakeholders in the mining sector in the state to abide by the ban, warning that ”any violation will attract the wrath of the law.”