President Muhammadu Buhari has directed that Zamfara State be declared a no fly-zone, this is as he has placed a ban on mining activities in the State.
The National Security Adviser (NSA), Major General Babagana Monguno (rtd), disclosed this on Tuesday while briefing State House correspondents after a meeting of National Security Council at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
It was learnt that the meeting held amidst the rising cases of kidnapping and banditry in the country.
Monguno said the ban on mining activities in Zamfara State is to stop the rising insecurity plaquing the State.
He noted that defence and intelligence organisations had been charged not to allow the country slide into anarchy, as the President has charged the new Service Chiefs to reclaim all areas under the control of bandits, insurgents and kidnappers.
The NSA further revealed that all non-state actors had been placed under surveillance, as the federal government would not hesitate to use kinetic means to restore normalcy in the country.
“We can no longer avoid to lose lives while operating within the legalities. We are not going to 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 have enough of chaos .
“Any individual that thinks he can cause disunity, should have a rethink,” he said.
Security Watch Africa reports that the meeting held at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa Abuja and was attended by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Secretary to Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha and the Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari.
Others who attended the five-hours meeting were the Ministers of Defence, retired Major General Bashir Magashi, Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi, Interior, Rauf Aregbesola as well as Chief of Defence Staff Major General Lucky Irabor, Service Chiefs and Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu.