President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the declaration of Zamfara state as a “no fly zone”.
According to the National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Monguno (retd.), this is part of efforts to combat insecurity in the state.
Monguno also revealed Buhari has approved the recommendation that mining activities in the state should stop immediately.
He stated this in an interview with State House correspondents on Tuesday, at the end of a meeting of the National Security Council held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
He 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.”