Nigeria’s Minister of Defence, Maj Gen Magashi (rtd) has stated that Nigerians are cowards who run away from bandits and must do more to protect themselves.
Magashi stated this while reacting to questions from newsmen after Wednesday’s kidnapping of Government Science School in Niger State and recent security issues.
“During our time we used to stand and fight, I don’t know why people run from bandits” Minister Of Defence stated.
He went ahead to say, “when bandits open fire, people should stand back and fight.”
He stated that bandits only have two to three rounds of ammunition and people should not be cowards.
According to him, the Federal government still takes pride in protecting the citizens.
The statement made by the Minister of Defence has been criticized as a call for anarchy and that people can possess arms to defend themselves.