The Plateau state command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps has paraded three men suspected to be illegal miners in Bassa local government.
The State Commandant, Solomon Adebayo, says the Corp will continue to be a thorn in the flesh of criminals and their gangs.
TVC News Plateau Correspondent Funom Joshua reports the Corp says the suspects were quizzed by its operatives while allegedly engaging in illegal mining in one of the communities in the state.
To underscore the negative impact of the nefarious act, NSCDC says a boarding school within the affected area is on the verge of collapse
On his part, Adebayo admits the increasing activities of unlicensed miners have been a source of worry to the NSCDC and other stakeholders in the state.
The NSCDC Chief enumerates the challenges bedeviling the Corps and says the suspects will soon have their day in court
The security organisation lauds the efforts of the state government in stemming the tide of unlicensed miners, but advocates more sensitisation programmes for residents and the need for their support to security agents in the fight against illegal mining.