The Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle has reacted to the decision of the National Security Council to declare the state a no-fly zone.
Recall that the National Security Adviser, Major-General Babagana Monguno (rtd), stated this after the meeting of the National Security Council on Tuesday.
Monguno in his statement added that President Muhammadu Buhari has banned mining activities in the state.
The NSA disclosed that the decision was reached due to the high level of insecurity in the state.
Matawalle while reacting to the development when Ekiti State Governor visited him, said he is not sure the federal government understands the situation.
“It seems the security council doesn’t understand where the nature of the security problems in Zamfara state but if they decided to take such action let them go ahead.”
“I’m not afraid of anybody and the problem of insecurity in the state predated my administration.”
“Nigerians are waiting to see the outcome of the security council resolution to see if these bandits would be crushed. If the federal government fails to crush them after this resolution, then Nigerians will understand that they only sat and serve themselves tea, nothing more,” he said.
Matawalle added that he has commenced an investigation into the abduction of students of Government Girls Secondary School, Jengebe, Zamfara.
Naija News had earlier reported that Fayemi said the federal and state authorities must work hard to put an end to the spate of kidnapping in the country.