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

Magashi, while speaking 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.

The minister said it is the responsibility of everybody to keep alert and find safety when necessary, adding that Nigeria should not have a law allowing citizens to bear arms to defend themselves.

Several Nigerians have criticized the stance of the defence minister on Twitter and other social media platforms describing the statement of the defence minister as unfortunate and trouble.

Net/Sultan Tiamiyu

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