The minister of defense, Maj- Gen. Bashir Magashi has asked and urged Nigerians to battle bandits whenever they attack their community.
He made this known of the 17th of February after the screening of service men by the house of Reps.
Reacting to the abduction of 27 students of the Government Science College, Kagara in Niger state, Magashi said;
”Is it (security issue) the responsibility of the military alone? We shouldn’t be cowards. It is the responsibility of everybody to be alert and ensure safety when necessary. We shouldn’t be cowards. Sometimes 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”