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Niger releases names of trapped miners

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The Niger State Ministry of Mineral Resources has released the names of 14 persons said to be trapped in a collapsed mine pit.

The mine owned by the African Mineral and Logistics Limited collapsed on Sunday following a downpour at the Galkogo community in Shiroro Local Government Area.

In a statement on Wednesday, the information officer of the ministry, Dibie Maureen, released the list in which she said the Commissioner, Garba Yahaya, highlighted the lack of compliance and synergy between the mining company’s Management Director and the district head.

The statement partly reads, “The district head of Galkogo village confirmed that initially, a total of 20 people were trapped in the mining site, but six have since been rescued.

“According to the site admin officer of Africa Minerals and Logistics Ltd, the mining company operating in the area, the collapse occurred due to hanging walls within the mining site.”

Maureen added that as of the time of the statement’s release, 14 individuals were still trapped and gave their names as; “Abdullahi Yahaya, Ibrahim Mansi, Abubakar Isah, Friday Musa, Godwin Hussaini and Benjamin Ashafa.

“Others include Zayyanu Ibrahim, Abdul Ali Hamza Musa, Umar Abubakar, Joseph Madaki, Ibrahim I. Ishiaku Kuta, Abbas Musa and Yakubu Mamman.”

(Punch)

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