The Director-General of Amotekun Security Corps in Osun State, Comrade Amitolu Shittu has cinfiremed the arrest of thirteen illegal miners, including nine Chinese, one Ghanaian and three locals on Monday as authoritatively agathered by RegentAfrica Times .
Confirming the arrest of the expatriates to our correspondent in Osogbo on Tuesday, the Director-General of Amotekun in the state maintained that the security outfit would not relent in its efforts to rid the state of illegal miners, said they were arrested at four different illegal mining sites during operations carried out by Amotekun corps in collaboration with the State Joint Task Force (JTF).
Accordig to Shittu, the operation that lasted two hours was carried out following a tip-off from members of the public on the illegal sites located at Itagunmodi, Igun and Ariye 1&2, all in Atakunmosa West local government area of the state.
He added that the development was part of the resolve of Governor Gboyega Oyetola to drive out economic saboteurs, whose activities were inimical to the socio-economic growth of the state.
It would be recalled that a similar operation was carried out earlier this month by Amotekun Osun in collaboration with the JTF leading to the arrest of 27 illegal miners then, including 17 Chinese, 10 locals.