Following continued rise in spate of insecurity in Zamfara state, President Muhammadu Buhari has declared the state a no-fly-zone.
This was disclosed on Tuesday to State House Correspondents in Abuja by the National Security Adviser (NSA), Major General Babagana Monguno (Rtd), at the end of the National Security Council meeting, held in the State House.
According to Monguno, President Buhari also approved a ban on all mining activities in the state to curb the rising rate of insecurity.
Monguno said, as part of strategies to douse tension and restore order in all parts of the country, the intelligence and security communities have been mandated to go after all non-state actors, whose activities have been fueling chaos, for prosecution.
He said the President has charged the new service chiefs to reclaim all areas under the control of bandits, insurgents, kidnappers and all others involved in criminal activities across the country.
“We are not going to be 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 president has also warned against ethnic profiling. We have enough of chaos. Any individual that thinks he can cause disunity should have a rethink,” he said.