Wednesday, 03 March 2021 17:00

‘No-fly zone’ order in Zamfara shows FG does not understand our security problem – Matawalle

The Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle has faulted the no-fly zone order imposed on the state, stressing that the federal government lacked the understanding of the security situation in the state.

President Muhammadu Buhari had ordered a no-fly zone in Zamfara State and banned illegal mining following issues of insecurity in the state.

Buhari had issued the order during the Security Council meeting in Abuja, yesterday.

The National Security Adviser (NSO), retired Maj. -Gen. Babagana Monguno had disclosed this to newsmen.

However, the governor expressed disappointment over the decision by the president.

Matawalle stated this while receiving in audience the Chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum, NGF, Kayode Fayemi 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.

“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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