Assessing Nigeria’s security strategy as foreign miners are given 48hrs to leave Zamfara
09 April 2019 | 12:48 pm
Nigeria's government has given foreign miners a 48-hour ultimatum to vacate all mining sites in Zamfara State, due to a breakdown of security. Dennis Amachree, CEO of Zoomlens Security Solutions joins CNBC Africa to assess Nigeria's security strategy.
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