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The Nigerian government has imposed a no-fly zone in Zamfara as part of efforts to resolve security problems in the area.

According to The Cable, National Security Adviser (NSA), Babagana Monguno declared on Tuesday, 2 March, that President Muhammadu Buhari has prohibited mining activities in Zamfara in order to put an end to growing insecurity.

He said the president had ordered the ministry of defence to deploy a massive military and intelligence assets to restore normalcy in the state.

The Nation reported that they ordered the military to reclaim all areas under the control of bandits, insurgents.

Monguno said:

“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 security adviser stated that the president also warned against ethnic profiling.

The state of Zamfar has reported many attacks by armed bandits.

The latest incident involved the abduction of hundreds of girls from the State Government Girls High School in Jangebe, Talatu-Mafara.

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