FG declares Zamfara unsafe for fights operation, mining


The Nigeria Government barred flight operations and barred mining in Zamfara State with immediate effect.

The National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Monguno (retd.), conveyed President Muhammadu Buhari decision to State house Correspondents at the end of a meeting of the National Security Council on Tuesday at the Presidential Villa.

He said the President Muhammadu Buhari declared Zamfara a “no fly zone” as part of efforts to tackle the security challenges in the area.

Mungonu noted that Buhari has directed security officials to clamp down on all those behind the security challenges being witnessed in the state and across the Country.

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.

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

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