BY QUADRI SALIU
Due to recent security challenges emanating from Zamfara State, President Muhammadu Buhari has on Tuesday declared the state a no-fly-zone.
Major General Babagana Monguno (Rtd), the National Security Adviser (NSA), conveyed the information to the State House Correspondents at the end of the National Security Council meeting, held in the State House on Tuesday.
He noted that Buhari also approved a ban on all mining activities in the state to curb the rising rate of insecurity.
According to Monguno, 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.
Monguno said: ” President Muhammadu Buhari has charged the new service chiefs to reclaim all areas under the control of bandits, insurgents and kidnappers, kidnappers and all others involved in criminal activities across the country.
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“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 a 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.”