President Muhammadu Buhari has declared Zamfara State a no-fly-zone and approved an immediate ban on all mining activities in the state as a result of rising insecurity
A no-fly zone, also known as a no-flight zone, or air exclusion zone, is a territory or area established by a military power over which certain aircraft are not permitted to fly.
The National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno disclosed this while speaking to State House correspondents after a National Security Council meeting presided over by President Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Tuesday.
“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,” the NSA said.
Monguno 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.
He said some people were already under surveillance as the Federal Government will not hesitate to use kinetic means to restore normalcy in the country.