Minister To Nigerians: Defend Yourselves Against Bandits

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Defence Minister, Major General Bashir Magashi (Retd)
Minister To Nigerians: Defend Yourselves Against Bandits - Vantage News Nigeria
Defence Minister, Major General Bashir Magashi (retd)

The Minister of Defence, Maj. Gen. Bashir Magashi (retd.), has called on Nigerians to defend themselves against attacks by bandits.

Magashi said this while addressing journalists in a video posted by AIT on Tuesday.

The minister urged villagers to stand and defend themselves against minor attacks by bandits.

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.”

On whether Nigerians should be allowed to carry arms, Magashi said, “Even in the developed countries, they are still debating on it, whether to continue or not.

“But I don’t advise Nigeria to start issuing firearms for personal use.”

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