The Federal Government has declared Zamfara State a no-fly zone area following the rising spate of insecurity in the state.
President Muhammadu Buhari also approved a ban on mining activities by non-state actors.
Babagana Monguno, the National Security Adviser (NSA), disclosed this to State House correspondents at the end of a National Security Council meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Tuesday.
President Buhari presided over the meeting attended by security chiefs and relevant ministers.
According to Monguno, the president also directed service chiefs to reclaim all areas in control of bandits, insurgents and kidnappers.
He said the Federal Government will not be blackmailed and not hesitate to use kinetic means to restore normalcy in the country.
He said: “We are not going to be blackmailed. The government has the responsibility to assert its will.
“Citizens can reside wherever they want to reside. Anybody who is a criminal should be brought to book.
“The president has also warned against ethnic profiling. We have had enough of chaos.
“Any individual that thinks he can cause disunity, should have a rethink.”
About 279 schoolgirls were kidnapped after gunmen invaded Government Girls Secondary School Jangebe, Talatu-Mafara LGA of the state, last Friday.
The students were released on Tuesday (today) after three days in captivity.