President Muhammadu Buhari has declared Zamfara a ‘no-fly zone’ and banned all mining activities in the state.
Major General Babagana Monguno (rtd), the National Security Adviser who made this announced this on Tuesday in Abuja, revealed that it was part of measures to address the security challenges witnessed in the north-western state.
He revealed this to the 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.
A no-fly zone, also known as an air exclusion zone, is a territory or area established by a military power over which certain aircraft are not permitted to fly.
General Monguno also revealed 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 mandated 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.