There is case of illegal mining in Osun State against 17 Chinese nationals and 9 Nigerians. These people were discovered by the Osun State Joint Task Force (JTF) following the illegal mining which already contaminated the Osun River and making it unusable for consumption and irrigation. 


Most Nigerians are already skeptical of the Chinese nationals due to the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic which originated from Wuhan, China. Therefore, following the arrest of the Chinese nationals in Osun State, many took to Twitter to say that the Chinese nationals be returned to China before they cause more havoc to the local environment.


The 17 Chinese nationals and 9 Nigerians who were arrested have however been remanded and will soon be prosecuted to court where the Osun State Government will be claiming heavy damages form them. 

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