clashes between artisanal gold miners in Chad last week killed about 100 people
N’Djamena, (PNB NEWS). According to Defense Minister Daoud Yaya Brahim, about 100 men were killed in clashes between artisanal gold miners in northern Chad on May 23-24.
Overnight, violence erupted at an unofficial gold mining site in the Kuri Bugudi Mountains near the Libyan border.
On May 25, the government dispatched a fact-finding mission to the site to assess the unrest and restore calm.
Further Saying that at the time lives had been lost and several people had been injured without providing further details.
“We confirmed around 100 deaths after our mission on Earth,” Brahim told Reuters.
All informal mining activities have ceased, and we are still evacuating people from the site, he added.