Sus­pected cat­tle rustlers kill 36 min­ers

China Daily (USA) - - WORLD -

Gun­men­be­lieved to be cat­tle rustlers have killed 36 gold min­ers in north­ern Nige­ria, the gov­ern­ment and res­i­dents said on Tues­day. It was the lat­est in a long-run­ning se­ries of such raids. Mo­tor­cy­cle-rid­ing gun­men in­vaded a gold mine late onMon­day out­side Bindin vil­lage in north­ern Zam­fara state, shoot­ing dead min­ers and gold mer­chants. Many lo­cal herders turn to min­ing to boost their in­come. Nige­ria has been try­ing to at­tract in­vest­ment in its nascent min­ing sec­tor but in­se­cu­rity and a lack of data has damp­ened ap­petite of for­eign firms.

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