FG Declares Zamfara ‘No-fly zone’, Bans Mining Indefinitely

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FG Declares Zamfara ‘No-fly zone’, Bans Mining Indefinitely
Obiajulu Joel Nwolu

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the declaration of Zamfara State as a “no fly zone” in an attempt to subdue the security challenges confronting the state.

This was disclosed by the National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Monguno, in an interview with State House correspondents at the end of a meeting of the National Security Council held the Villa, Abuja on Monday.

Buhari also approved the stoppage of all forms of mining activities in the state till further notice.

Monguno said, “The President has approved, based on our recommendations, the imposition and enforcement of a ban on all mining activities in Zamfara with immediate effect until further notice.

“He has directed the Minister of Defence and the National Security Adviser to deploy massive military and intelligence assets to restore normalcy to that part of the country.

“He has also approved that Zamfara State should be declared ‘a no fly zone” with immediate effect.”

According to Mungonu, President Buhari directed security operatives to go after all perpetrators of violence in the state and across the country.

added that Buhari has directed security officials to clamp down on all those behind the security challenges being witnessed in the state and across the country.

This post was written by Obiajulu Joel Nwolu.

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