Arewa Consultative Forum, a pan-Northern socio-political organization, has called on President Buhari to extend the no-fly zone to some other troubled states in the region.
Recall that President Buhari had on Tuesday, March 2, declared Zamfara state a no-fly zone and banned all mining activities in the state which had been plagued by bandits over the years. The decision came after 279 schoolgirls were Kidnapped by suspected bandits.
The National Chairman of the ACF, Chief Audu Ogbe, while reacting to the no-fly declaration on Zamfara state, in a statement released today, March 4, said a similar ban be extended to other parts of the country ravaged by bandits and insurgents like Benue, Borno and Taraba.
“We are also happy with the Federal Government’s decision to ban flights in the state. We also plead with the government to extend the ban to other states like Benue, Taraba, Borno where there are rumours that helicopters frequently drop arms for bandits and insurgents operating in these states,” the statement in part read