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Matawalle faults FG’s ‘No-fly zone’ order in Zamfara

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Ibrahim Ramalan
Ibrahim Ramalan
Rayyan Alhassan is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State has faulted the no-fly zone order imposed on the state by the Federal Government.

Recall that the National Security Council, NSC, during its meeting on Tuesday had imposed a no-fly-zone order and banned all mining activities in the state, in a bid to stem banditry and other criminalities in the state.

But Mr Matawalle while receiving in audience the Chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum, NGF, Kayode Fayemi in the state, said the order was not necessary.

According to him, the Federal Government lacked understanding of the security situation in the state.

He said: “It seems the security council doesn’t understand the nature of the security problems in Zamfara state but if they decided to take such action, let them go ahead.

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“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.”

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