Thursday, March 4, 2021

Helicopters dropping weapons, food for bandits

Aerial supply of arms, ammunition and food to bandits is a major reason for the imposition of ‘no fly zone’ order on Zamfara State, it was learnt on Wednesday.

The Nation

Besides, helicopters are also used to illegally transport gold mineral from the state.

The Federal Government slammed the “no fly” order on the state on Tuesday after the National Security Council meeting.

It also banned all mining activities in the state until further notice.

Nasarwa State Governor Abdullahi Sule described the decision as “fantastic” and “long-overdue”.

But, Zamfara State Governor Bello Matawalle rejected it, saying “the security council does not seem to understand the nature of security problem in the state”.

He said it will not solve the security problem and that members of the Security Council, whose meeting was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, would realise at the end of the day that they only went to the meeting “to drink”.

The decision was purely for security and has nothing to do with politics. It was taken to check the growing security problems in the state and region from escalating further.

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