The presidency has steered that influential individuals had been participating in illicit commerce in Zamfara State.
The federal government stated jets had been used to move arms to bandits and transfer gold illegally out of Nigeria.
Garba Shehu, presidential spokesperson, informed BBC Hausa these had been a part of the explanations a no-fly zone was declared.
“Jets are getting used to select up gold mined in some elements of Zamfara and exported.
“There’s a Nigerian gold market in Dubai. The federal government is shedding, the individuals of this nation are shedding”, he stated.
On Tuesday, Nationwide Safety Adviser, Maj. Gen. Babagana Monguno (rtd) introduced the ban on non-military aerial motion in Zamfara.
There’s additionally a ban on all mining actions within the North-West state.
Buhari ordered huge deployment of army belongings to revive normalcy.
The state faces a critical banditry problem. A whole bunch have been kidnapped and scores killed in 2021 alone.
Ana amfani da jirage wajen kai wa 'yan ta'adda makamai a Zamfara – Fadar Shugaba Buhari pic.twitter.com/ZQC1LXH51Z
— BBC Information Hausa (@bbchausa) March 3, 2021
Jets transport arms to bandits, choose gold illegally – Presidency