Borno State Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum, said he has banned metal scavenging activities across the entire 27 local government areas of the state following the activities of bandits.


He said he would work closely with security agencies to enforce the ban by imposing stringent penalties on violators.


Blaze fm recalls that bandit attacks and other forms of criminal activities have forestalled economic activities and claimed several lives of innocent people in the state.


Following this, the governor, on Monday, said the ban aimed to forestall continued killings of scavengers by Boko Haram insurgents at the outskirts of some local government areas and theft of public and private property.


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