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Will Nigeria crackdown on crime in Zamfara state work?

Nigeria has suspended mining in one of its northern states and ordered all foreigners engaged in mining activities to leave.

Nigeria has suspended mining in one of its northern states and ordered all foreigners engaged in mining activities to leave.

The move comes after a surge in crimes, including kidnappings and killings, in Zamfara state.

Ahmed Idris has more from the capital, Abuja.