FG declares Zamfara a no-fly zone, orders massive military deployment

The Nigerian government has imposed a no-fly zone in Zamfara as part of efforts to tackle the security challenges in the state.

According to The Cable, the National Security Adviser (NSA), Babagana Monguno disclosed on Tuesday, March 2, that President Muhammadu Buhari has banned mining activities in Zamfara to stop the rising insecurity.

He said the president had ordered the ministry of defence to deploy a massive military and intelligence assets to restore normalcy in the state.

The Nation reported that they ordered the military to reclaim all areas under the control of bandits, insurgents.

Monguno said:

“We can no longer avoid to lose lives while operating within the legalities. We are not going to blackmailed . The government has the responsibility to assert its will.
“Citizens can reside wherever they want to reside . Anybody who is a criminal should be brought to book.”
The security adviser stated that the president also warned against ethnic profiling.

Zamfara state has recorded several attacks by armed bandits.

The recent incident involved the kidnapping of hundreds of girls from the Government Girls Secondary School in Jangebe, Talatu-Mafara local government area of the state.

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