Briefing the State House Correspondents of the National Security Council, the National Security Adviser (NSO), Retired Maj.-Gen. Babagana Monguno, stated that the Federal Government has announced a complete ban on mining activities in Zamfara, declaring the state as “no fly zone’’.
The meeting held yesterday and was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council Chamber of the State House, in Abuja.
The brief from the meeting reads:
“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 president also directed security officials to apprehend all those causing problems for innocent citizens in all parts of the country.