Extend ‘no fly’ ban to Benue, Taraba, Borno, ACF tells FG

The Arewa Consultative Forum(ACF) has said the federal government should ban flights to Benue, Taraba and Borno where there are rumours that helicopters also drop arms to bandits and insurgents.

The forum that was reacting to a recent ban of flights to Zamfara State noted that it was a welcome development that brings sanity to the ravaged state.

In a statement issued by the National Chairman of the forum, Audu Ogbeh on Wednesday said such a ban in these states will curtail the operation of criminals in these states.

‘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.

“We believe that such an extended ban will curtail the operations of the criminals in these areas.

ACF also congratulated the people and government of Zamfara state on the safe release of the kidnapped schoolgirls from the Government Girls Secondary School in the state.

“We are also happy with the federal government’s decision to ban flights in the state.


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