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FG declares Zamfara ‘no-fly zone’, bans mining

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As part of its determination to stem the tide of insecurity in Zamfara State, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the recommendation of the National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Monguno (retd.) to declare Zamfara State a “no-fly” zone.

Briefing State House correspondents at the end of the meeting of the National Security Council held at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, Gen Monguno said the president has also approved that mining activities in the state should stop immediately.

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 massive military and intelligence assets to restore normalcy to that part of the country.

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