Buhari prohibits aircraft from flying in Zamfara, places total ban on mining activities

The Federal Government has announced a complete ban on mining activities in Zamfara, declaring the state as “no fly zone’’.

President Muhammadu Buhari with National Security Adviser Babagana Monguno.

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

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.

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 troublemakers had been placed under surveillance by the intelligence agencies.

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