Nigerians should stop running away from bandits – Defence Minister

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The Minister of Defence, Major-Gen. Bashir Magashi (rtd)

Defence Minister, Maj. Gen. Bashir Magashi, has asked Nigerians to stop running away each time bandits attack their domains.

According to him, the people should learn to defend themselves.

In an interview on Wednesday, he said when his generation were younger, they used to defend themselves against such aggression.
He said: “It is the responsibility of everybody to keep alert and to find safety when necessary. But we shouldn’t be cowards.

“At times, the bandits will only come with about three rounds of ammunition, when they fire shots everybody runs. In our younger days, we stand to fight any aggression coming for us.

“I don’t know why people are running from minor things like that. They should stand and let these people know that even the villagers have the competency and capabilities to defend themselves.

“Our own duty is to ensure that no Nigerian is hurt, and we are capable of protecting the integrity of this nation and we’ll continue to do it even though we are so stretched.”

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