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Defence Minister, Bashir Magashi Asks Nigerians To Confront Bandits by Sufisunni: 7:28pm On Feb 17
Minister of Defence, Major General (rtd) Bashir Magashi, has asked Nigerians to summon courage and stand up to the gunmen wreaking havoc across the country.

Speaking with newsmen on the sideline of the screening of Service Chiefs by the House of Representatives on Wednesday, Magashi described those who abducted staff and students of a secondary school in Kagara community in Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State, as cowards.

He said Nigerians have the responsibility to ensure there is adequate security around them.

Magashi said, “Well, is it 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 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.”

The Minister also dismissed the clamour for Nigerians to be allowed to bear arms to defend themselves.

“It is an issue currently even in the developed country. They are still debating on whether to continue (to allow people bear arms) or stop. But I don’t advice Nigerians to bear fire arms for internal use,” he added.

https://dailytrust.com/we-shouldnt-be-cowards-defence-minister-asks-nigerians-to-confront-bandits


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BA0ulF_BgsQ

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Re: Defence Minister, Bashir Magashi Asks Nigerians To Confront Bandits by bolaayenimo: 7:29pm On Feb 17
Lead us to Sambisa forest if you are a real Minister of Defence

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Re: Defence Minister, Bashir Magashi Asks Nigerians To Confront Bandits by NwaNimo1(m): 7:32pm On Feb 17

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Re: Defence Minister, Bashir Magashi Asks Nigerians To Confront Bandits by nairalandankrah: 7:33pm On Feb 17
Give us guns..

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Re: Defence Minister, Bashir Magashi Asks Nigerians To Confront Bandits by Sufisunni: 7:34pm On Feb 17
He wants us to confront armed bandits with bare hands

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Re: Defence Minister, Bashir Magashi Asks Nigerians To Confront Bandits by IamWonderful: 7:35pm On Feb 17
idiot

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Re: Defence Minister, Bashir Magashi Asks Nigerians To Confront Bandits by Trimjos: 7:36pm On Feb 17
This defence minister is the worst ever had since the creation of this country

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Re: Defence Minister, Bashir Magashi Asks Nigerians To Confront Bandits by four44: 7:36pm On Feb 17
With bare hand

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Re: Defence Minister, Bashir Magashi Asks Nigerians To Confront Bandits by ThatFairGuy1: 7:39pm On Feb 17
This is reckless statement.
Support registered (, recognized) Local vigilantes, give them arms and ammunition. They're ready to battle.

We have already in SW, empower Amotekun

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Re: Defence Minister, Bashir Magashi Asks Nigerians To Confront Bandits by buckeyemedia: 7:39pm On Feb 17
Trimjos:
This defence minister is the worst ever had since the creation of this country
Mention any achievements of the former ones, that is if you even know any of their names?

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Re: Defence Minister, Bashir Magashi Asks Nigerians To Confront Bandits by Yobabad: 7:40pm On Feb 17
Even those that tricked for the so called Buhari can not try such nonsense now

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Re: Defence Minister, Bashir Magashi Asks Nigerians To Confront Bandits by Maxymilliano(m): 7:41pm On Feb 17
We shouldn’t be cowards. Sometimes the bandits come with about three rounds of ammunition and when they fire shots, everybody will run.

We should stand and face them.

The Minister also dismissed the clamour for Nigerians to be allowed to bear arms to defend themselves.

So armless citizens that does not have the luxury of bearing arms should dared and confront gun wielding bandits ?

Is this man Okay

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Re: Defence Minister, Bashir Magashi Asks Nigerians To Confront Bandits by buckeyemedia: 7:42pm On Feb 17
ThatFairGuy1:
This is reckless statement.
Support registered (, recognized) Local vigilantes, give them arms and ammunition. They're ready to battle.

We have already in SW, empower Amotekun
Like he said stop been cowards, a whole village needs ammunition to fight 10 Fulani persons that trespassed their so called ancestral land? Intelligence is what is needed not arms, you have the numbers.

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Re: Defence Minister, Bashir Magashi Asks Nigerians To Confront Bandits by truthfulparrot(m): 7:43pm On Feb 17
This advice should be directed to Mr President and his service chiefs. It is a great act of cowardice to allow bandits and killer herdsmen occupied our forests and wrecking havoc on innocent Nigerians. Why can't our military stormed this forests and take the fight to the bandits? Why is our president always issuing statements almost on daily basis that he is in shock or condemn the endless slaughter and kidnaping by this bandits?

Our President and military should learn a lesson in bravery from the Chadian Military and president.

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Re: Defence Minister, Bashir Magashi Asks Nigerians To Confront Bandits by Sufisunni: 7:44pm On Feb 17
buckeyemedia:
Like he said stop been cowards, a whole village needs ammunition to fight 10 Fulani persons that trespassed their so called ancestral land? Intelligence is what is needed not arms, you have the numbers.
man, 10 men with AK47 can finish 200 able men!

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Re: Defence Minister, Bashir Magashi Asks Nigerians To Confront Bandits by buckeyemedia: 7:45pm On Feb 17
Yobabad:
Even those that tricked for the so called Buhari can not try such nonsense now
Cowards they will brag they own the land from their fore fathers, Fulani miscreants will show up, so called land owners will run away shouting President come & save us?

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Re: Defence Minister, Bashir Magashi Asks Nigerians To Confront Bandits by 2mch(m): 7:46pm On Feb 17
slowpoke. What is your job? Whose job is it to ensure security? It’s like this job is too big for you. Brainless Arrow.

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Re: Defence Minister, Bashir Magashi Asks Nigerians To Confront Bandits by buckeyemedia: 7:48pm On Feb 17
The
Sufisunni:
man, 10 men with AK47 can finish 200 able men!
Sure strangers that don’t know their way around the village will just show up start killing people that have lived there all their lives? No one saw them coming? The problem with you people, am I my brother’s keeper? No.

Why is it so hard for the Federal Government to defeat Boko Haram? They know their terrain better than the Government, bring them to a neutral ground, the government will destroy them in hours, the honest truth take back your property, mind over matter.

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Re: Defence Minister, Bashir Magashi Asks Nigerians To Confront Bandits by four44: 7:49pm On Feb 17
buckeyemedia:
Mention any achievements of the former ones, that is if you even know any of their names?
guy me too did not know the name of any other one except this one just because I did not have any reason to be looking for their name because my region is reasonable save but now we are no more save in my region due to the activities of terrorists Fulanis herdsmen so I have every reason to know the name of this incompetent security adviser

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Re: Defence Minister, Bashir Magashi Asks Nigerians To Confront Bandits by ThatFairGuy1: 7:50pm On Feb 17
buckeyemedia:
Like he said stop been cowards, a whole village needs ammunition to fight 10 Fulani persons that trespassed their so called ancestral land? Intelligence is what is needed not arms, you have the numbers.
A whole village with few Dane guns will face ten Fulani with AK47 who fought Guerilla like war?

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Re: Defence Minister, Bashir Magashi Asks Nigerians To Confront Bandits by Sufisunni: 7:50pm On Feb 17
buckeyemedia:
The Sure strangers that don’t know their way around the village will just show up start killing people that have lived there all their lives? No one saw them coming? The problem with you people, am I my brother’s keeper? No.
So you think the bandits will just come and attack a village without prior surveillance?

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Re: Defence Minister, Bashir Magashi Asks Nigerians To Confront Bandits by overseasnbeyond: 7:52pm On Feb 17
Bandits using AK47,
You are wicked..
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Sufisunni:

Minister of Defence, Major General (rtd) Bashir Magashi, has asked Nigerians to summon courage and stand up to the gunmen wreaking havoc across the country.

Speaking with newsmen on the sideline of the screening of Service Chiefs by the House of Representatives on Wednesday, Magashi described those who abducted staff and students of a secondary school in Kagara community in Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State, as cowards.
He said Nigerians have the responsibility to ensure there is adequate security around them.

Magashi said, “Well, is it 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 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.”

The Minister also dismissed the clamour for Nigerians to be allowed to bear arms to defend themselves.

“It is an issue currently even in the developed country. They are still debating on whether to continue (to allow people bear arms) or stop. But I don’t advice Nigerians to bear fire arms for internal use,” he added.
https://dailytrust.com/we-shouldnt-be-cowards-defence-minister-asks-nigerians-to-confront-bandits

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Re: Defence Minister, Bashir Magashi Asks Nigerians To Confront Bandits by blackboy(m): 7:55pm On Feb 17
Make they kukuma disband the army and arm the citizens.

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Re: Defence Minister, Bashir Magashi Asks Nigerians To Confront Bandits by DontCough: 7:55pm On Feb 17

“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 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.”
@ the bolded. ESN proves that right.
Our formation in the West is getting stronger.
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Buhari and is killers will be shocked by our responses.

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Re: Defence Minister, Bashir Magashi Asks Nigerians To Confront Bandits by buckeyemedia: 7:55pm On Feb 17
four44:
guy me too did not know the name of any other one except this one just because I did not have any reason to be looking for their name because my region is reasonable save but now we are no more save in my region due to the activities of terrorists Fulanis herdsmen so I have every reason to know the name of this incompetent security adviser
Just like I said, you wouldn’t know anyone, nothing is new between today & 2013, only difference people don’t want to do anything to fight back ideologically, to sit down @ a round table to find a solution, blaming President Buhari is alright for them, whilst forgetting that Security is everyone’s business, all the criminals either in the forest, or cities live amongst us.
Re: Defence Minister, Bashir Magashi Asks Nigerians To Confront Bandits by buckeyemedia: 8:00pm On Feb 17
blackboy:
Make they kukuma disband the army and arm the citizens.
Be careful what you wish for, you will be amongst the 1st people to run away from Nigeria when your prayer of arming citizens with arms comes to fruition, then you will be lamenting in your UN refugee camp in Sierra Leone as usual that President Buhari destroyed Nigeria? This Internet you are using to type this rubbish will be luxury to you in your United Nations Camp, be careful what you wish for.
Re: Defence Minister, Bashir Magashi Asks Nigerians To Confront Bandits by dikeigbo2(m): 8:01pm On Feb 17
hahahaha..........imagine defence minister of the most populous black nation in the world speaking......chaiii chaiii chaiii. too bad

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Re: Defence Minister, Bashir Magashi Asks Nigerians To Confront Bandits by buckeyemedia: 8:03pm On Feb 17
DontCough:

@ the bolded. ESN proves that right.
Our formation in the West is getting stronger.
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Buhari and is killers will be shocked by our responses.
Empty Barrel you will be the first to take to your heels, no be only formation in the West, where Ekiti, or Oyo State, Fayose, or Makinde?
Re: Defence Minister, Bashir Magashi Asks Nigerians To Confront Bandits by buckeyemedia: 8:07pm On Feb 17
dikeigbo2:
hahahaha..........imagine defence minister of the most populous black nation in the world speaking......chaiii chaiii chaiii. too bad
Speaking to his people which includes you, or are you an Oyibo man on Nairaland? Simple message for docile people like you fight back,?mind over matter, a few people cannot hold the majority to ransom,?by your words it is clear a timid man like you cannot join the Army to even defend his family, but will be the first person on the internet to be making noise?
Re: Defence Minister, Bashir Magashi Asks Nigerians To Confront Bandits by slachtoffers: 8:10pm On Feb 17
Says the man that has military and police guard. grin

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Re: Defence Minister, Bashir Magashi Asks Nigerians To Confront Bandits by Sufisunni: 8:11pm On Feb 17
buckeyemedia:
Speaking to his people which includes you, or are you an Oyibo man on Nairaland? Simple message for docile people like you fight back,?mind over matter, a few people cannot hold the majority to ransom,?by your words it is clear a timid man like you cannot join the Army to even defend his family, but will be the first person on the internet to be making noise?
You must be a suicider to fight with bare hands well armed bandits with AK47 that even soldiers do runaway from a times!

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Re: Defence Minister, Bashir Magashi Asks Nigerians To Confront Bandits by Yankee101: 8:13pm On Feb 17
Oga allow people to bear arms, not the one you'll let fulani roam with AK47s but arrest others you see with local pistols

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