Nigerians React To Minister Of Defence’s Statement That Nigerians Are Cowards

Nigerians have taken to social media to lambast the Minister of Defence, Bashir Salihi Magashi, over his comment that Nigerians should stop being cowards and stop running away from armed bandits.

Magashi, while speaking on Wednesday on the sidelines of the screening of the service chiefs nominees by the House of Representatives’ Special Committee, said bandits would not be having a field day if Nigerians stood up to them whenever they attacked.

He said: “It is the responsibility of everybody to keep alert and find safety when necessary.

“We shouldn’t be cowards. Sometimes the bandits only come with about three rounds of ammunition and when they fire shots, everybody will rush. In our younger days, we stand to fight any aggression coming to us.

“I don’t know why people are running away from minor, minor things like that. We should stand and face them. Let these people know that even the villagers they have the competence...”


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