Aug 9, 2022

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Updated: 2 Soldiers, 7 Miners Die in Gun Battle Over ‘N70m Gold Nuggets’ in Katsina, Nigerian Army Reacts –

  • In the past, the dispute over gold nuggets in Magama, a border village in the Jibiya municipal administration area in the state of Katsina, claimed the lives of two soldiers and seven miners
  • In a post published on their official Facebook page, the Nigerian Army responded to the report, describing it as fake and unfounded
  • In the future, the Army discovered that they were stationed in the Northwest Troops engage in the fight against banditry and other crimes that plague this region

Katsina State – In a message That would make many people sad, two soldiers from the Nigerian army and seven illegal miners died in a clash over huge gold nuggets in Magama, a border village in Jibiya Local Government Area in Katsina state.

Daily nigerianis There are reports that the collision occurred on Wednesday, January 5th, around 6:00 pm after the discovery of huge gold nuggets in one of the open pit mines dug by the artisanal miners.

The approximately 40 illegal miners who were also armed paid the soldiers the sum of 500,000 N per pit before they were allowed to start mining.

How it happened

An insider who survived the clash told the newspaper:

“When the soldiers saw the giant nuggets that the miners discovered, they insisted that they be split equally shared with them. “

” When the miners insisted they wouldn’t part with the nuggets or pay more – apart from the N 2.5 million they paid for the five pits – the soldiers started shooting in the air. ”

The reaction of the Nigerian army

According to this report Nigerian Army spokesman Onyema Nwachukwu has labeled the news as fake and unfounded.

In a post on theirs The army’s official Facebook page urged the public to release the fake news as it was made up to denigrate the Nigerian Army troops who are working tirelessly to return health and peace to the Northwest Region.

The army wrote:

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