FG declares Zamfara `no fly zone’, announces total ban on mining activities

Federal Government announced a complete ban activities in Zamfara, declaring state as “no fly zone’’.

National Security Adviser (NSO), Maj. -Gen. Babagana Monguno, this known when he briefed State House correspondents at end of of the National Security Council.

The was presided by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council Chamber of the State House, Abuja, Tuesday.

“The President approved, based our recommendations, the imposition and enforcement of a ban all activities in Zamfara with immediate effect until further notice.

“He directed the of and the National Security Adviser to deploy massive military and intelligence assets to restore normalcy to part of the country.

“He has also approved Zamfara State should be declared “a no fly zone’’ with immediate effect.

According to the NSO, the president also directed security officials to apprehend all those causing problems for innocent citizens not only in Zamfara but across the country.

He said already some of the trouble-makers had been placed under surveillance by the intelligence agencies. (NAN)