President Muhammadu Buhari has declared Zamfara a no-fly zone, following the recent abduction of Jangebe schoolgirls.
A no-fly zone, also known as a no-flight zone, or air exclusion zone, is a territory or area established by a military power over which certain aircraft are not permitted to fly.
President Buhari has also approved a ban on mining activities by non-state actors.
The steps, according to the federal government, are to curb the rising insecurity in the state.
Recall that the scores of girls recently kidnapped by bandits were announced freed on Tuesday morning.
Buhari had warned the bandits behind the kidnapping against blackmailing the Nigerian government, adding that the military had enough firepower to wipe out criminals.