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Finally, Matawalle Accepts Buhari's No-fly Order In Zamfara



Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has accepted the "no fly zone" imposed on the state by the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.

The Zamfara State Governor made this known on Wednesday while featuring on Channels Television's 'Politics Today' programme.

Matawalle however said he was disappointed that the National Security Council did not consult him before pronouncing the no-fly zone order on the state.

He dismissed reports that bandits get supply of firearms through their conspirators who deliver arms through aircraft.

Matawalle described such reports as a misinformation, challenging anyone who has an evidence to come forward with it.

He pointed out that Zamfara state does not have an airport like other states in the northwest geopolitical zone of the country.

Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, declared Zamfara a 'no-fly zone' and banned all mining activities in the state.

The National Security Adviser, Maj. Gen Babagaba Monguno, while announcing the development in Abuja noted that it is part of the measures to tackle the security challenges in the north-western state.

Monguno disclosed this after a five-hour National Security Council meeting presided over by Buhari at the Presidential Villa in the nation's capital.

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.

He further 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.

Source: Naija News

Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.