Zamfara declared a ‘no fly zone’ by Buhari

Zamfara declared a ‘no fly zone’ by Buhari

The Federal Government has declared Zamfara a “no-fly zone” as mining activities has also been banned completely.

This was made known by the National Security Adviser (NSO), retired Maj. Gen. Babagana Monguno as he briefed State House correspondents at the end of a meeting of the National Security Council.

President Muhammadu Buhari presided over the meeting at the Council Chamber of the State House, Abuja, on Tuesday.

The NSO made known the aftermath of the meeting as 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 the 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.”