Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State has promised to resign as governor if that will end the killings in the North-west state.
The Zamfara State Governor made this known on Wednesday while featuring on Channels Television’s ‘Politics Today’ programme.
Asked if he is intimidated by the decision of the Federal Government to ban flights in the state, the governor said, “I am ready to accept any solution that will bring security to my state.
“I am not intimidated. If I know my resigning as a governor will make the people sleep with their two eyes closed, I can resign. I am not power-hungry. I have been having a sleepless night to protect the people of Zamfara State.”
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.