Insecurity: PMB declares Zamfara no flight zone, bans mining activities


President Muhammadu Buhari on declared Zamfara a ‘no flight zone’ and banned all mining activities following security challenges in the state.

The National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Monguno (rtd),  made the announcement in Abuja.

Mongubo, explained that Mr President's declaration was part of measures to fight the security challenges witnessed in the north-western states.

He made the disclosure to State House correspondents after a five-hour National Security Council meeting presided over by the President at the Presidential Villa in the nation’s capital.

It could be recalled that a no flight zone also means a no fly zone or air exclusion zone, is a territory or areas established by a military power over which certain aircraft are not allowed to fly.

General Monguno also stated that all non-state actors have been placed under surveillance as the Federal Government will not hesitate to use kinetic means to restore normalcy in the country.

The NSA said the country’s defence and intelligence organization have been put on alert and charged not to allow the country to slide into a state of anarchy.

Monguno also said the President, in the meeting, gave a marching order to the new service chiefs to reclaim all areas under the control of bandits, insurgents, and kidnappers.

President Buhari had earlier in February held a meeting with Zamfara State Governor Mohammed Mattawalle at the State House in Abuja.

The governor after the meeting told journalists at the presidential villa that he was summoned by the President to brief him on the security situation in his state.

Mattawalle added that 358 special police forces have been deployed by the Federal Government to the state to tackle banditry. -Channel.

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