Suspected Sponsors of Bandits, Kidnappers under Surveillance, Says FG
In order to put an end to the spate of banditry and kidnapping in Zamfara State, Northern Nigeria and the country as a whole, some people suspected to be behind the dastardly acts have been put under security watch.
National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Monguno (retd.) told journalists on Tuesday that President MUuhammadu Buhari has directed security officials to clamp down on all those behind the security challenges being witnessed in the state and across the country, adding that some people were already under surveillance.
He also said the federal government has declared Zamfara State a “no fly zone” in order to stem the tide of the security challenges bedeviling the state, adding that the president has also accepted the recommendation that mining activities in the state should stop henceforth.
Monguno revealed these in an interview with State House correspondents at the end of a meeting of the National Security Council held at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
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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