A mining site in Galkogo village, located in the Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger, has collapsed, resulting in one fatality, 50 individuals being trapped, and several others injured, according to the Niger State Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).

“One person has been confirmed dead, six individuals have been rescued with severe injuries, and more than 30 people remain trapped,” the agency reported.

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The Director-General of NSEMA, Alhaji Abdullahi Baba-Arah, stated in Minna on Tuesday that the incident occurred on June 3. He mentioned that the agency was informed of the collapse at the Galkogo mining site.

Baba-Arah attributed the collapse to heavy rainfall, which weakened the soil. He expressed concern that rescuers had to flee the site for safety as it continued to collapse.

Due to ongoing insecurity in the area, full details of the rescue operations have yet to be obtained. However, Baba-Arah confirmed that excavators have been deployed to assist in the rescue efforts.

Additionally, the Director-General reported persistent bandit attacks in the Shiroro and Mashegu local government areas.

On June 2, bandits attacked Adogo Malam village, kidnapping six individuals. In Tunga Kawo, a nearby community from Erena, more than 20 people were abducted, and numerous cattle were stolen.