President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the security chiefs to take decisive action against banditry and kidnapping in the country.
He gave the order on tuesday at the National Security Council meeting on Tuesday.
Senate President Ahmad Lawan also urged Chief of Defence Staff Maj.-Gen. Lucky Irabor and Service Chiefs to take the battle to bandits, who are continuously breaching the security of the country and its people.
Lawan spoke after the Senate cleared the military chiefs, following their appointment by the President.
National Security Adviser Major Gen. Babagana Monguno, who announced the President’s directive after the security meeting, also said the President had declared Zamfara State a no-fly-zone with immediate effect, in response to recent security challenges in the state.
He said the President ordered the security chiefs to recover all areas under the occupation of insurgents, bandits and kidnappers across the country.
The President also approved the imposition and enforcement of a ban on all mining activities in the state, until further notice, as part of efforts to curb rising insecurity.
Monguno said the intelligence and security communities had been mandated to go after all non-state actors, whose activities had been fuelling chaos and place them under surveillance.
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