I faced threats after exposing the connection between influential Nigerians and illicit mining activities, revealed Alake

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The Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dele Alake, affirmed receiving life-threatening messages due to his remarks on banditry linked to illegal mining in Nigeria.

He disclosed this during a visit to the explosion site in Ibadan, where an incident resulted in five deaths, 77 injuries, and damage to 58 houses.

Alake, who had previously mentioned influential figures involved in illegal mining, reiterated facing threats but stood firm, emphasizing the need to address the societal issue.

He outlined the government’s efforts, combining kinetic and non-kinetic strategies, and stressed collaboration with stakeholders at various levels.

Regarding the Ibadan explosion, he urged caution in making definitive statements until comprehensive forensic reports and investigations are completed.

 

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