President Muhammadu Buhari has declared Zamfara State a no-fly-zone.
The President has also announced a ban on all mining activities in Zamfara state to curb the rising insecurity in the area.
A no-fly zone, also known as a no-flight zone, or air exclusion zone, is a territory or area established by a military power over which certain aircraft are not permitted to fly.
National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Monguno (rtd) announced the decision of the Federal Government to State House correspondents after a five-hour national security council meeting presided over by President Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
General Monguno also stated that all non-state actors have been placed under surveillance as the Federal Government will not hesitate to use kinetic means to restore normalcy in the country.
The NSA said the country’s defence and intelligence organization have been put on alert and charged not to allow the country to slide into a state of anarchy.
Monguno also said the President, in the meeting, gave a marching order to the new service chiefs to reclaim all areas under the control of bandits, insurgents, and kidnappers.
President Buhari had earlier in February held a meeting with Zamfara State Governor Mohammed Mattawalle at the State House in Abuja.
The governor after the meeting told journalists at the presidential villa that he was summoned by the President to brief him on the security situation in his state.
Mattawalle added that 358 special police forces have been deployed by the Federal Government to the state to tackle banditry.