Nigerians Should Stand and Face the Bandits When Attacked not Run Away – Defence Minister

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Minister of Defence, Major General Bashir Magashi, has called on Nigerians to stand and face the bandits when they are attacked instead of running away.

The Minister disclosed this on the sideline of the screening of Service Chiefs by the House of Representatives today February 17. According to him, when the bandits know that the people are capable of defending themselves, they will run away.

Magashi said, “Well, is it not the responsibility of the military alone? It is the responsibility of everybody to be alert and ensure safety when necessary. We shouldn’t be cowards. Sometimes the bandits come with about three rounds of ammunition and when they fire shots everybody will run. In our younger days, we stand to fight any form of aggression. Why should people run away from minor, minor aggressions? We should stand and face them. If these people know that the people have the competence and capability to defend themselves, they will run away.”


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