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Hunting for Illegal Chinese Miners With Nigeria’s Amotekun Patrols

A Chinese national suspected of engaging in illegal mining in southwestern Nigeria who was detained by the Amotekun joint task force. Photo via Premium Times.

Operation Amotekun (Leopard) is a pioneering new joint task force that launched in January and now operates throughout six southwestern Nigerian states. These well-equipped forces are intended to support to local police and traditional rulers in combatting regular terrorism, banditry, and kidnapping in the country’s southern states.

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