The Cross River Government has ordered members of the general public to stop all forms of illegal mining activities ongoing in the state, especially in Biase and Akamkpa local government areas.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary of Special Services, Governor’s Office, Dr Alfred Mboto, on Thrusday.
Mboto said illegal activities constitute threat to the safety and security of the local government areas.
The Permanent Secretary noted that the State Governor, Ben Ayade, has place a ban on all illegal mining.
He said; “Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River has placed a total ban on all illegal mining activities in the state forthwith.’’
“Security agencies have been directed to seal all illegal mining sites and arrest and prosecute all illegal mining companies and persons involved in the illegal activities.