MBtv: Gold miners face dangerous life in Nigeria’s ‘bandit’ country

Last April the Nigerian government attempted to introduce a ban on mining in the northwest of the county in a bid to curb conflict over natural resources. But in the state of Zamfara, where gold mining is one of the only viable livelihoods for the locals, many mines continue to operate, despite the lack of safety measures, the risk of lead poisoning and the constant threat of armed groups.