Nigeria’s minister of defence Major General Bashir Magashi has urged Nigerians to stop being cowards.
He said villagers need to defend themselves against bandits and stop running away all the time.
He said these bandits are, sometimes, not heavily-armed but just fire few live bullets into the air to scare villagers away.
Magashi said he used to stand up to armed bandits in his days as a Nigerian youth and urged the youth of today to do the same.
The minister of defence said the job of protecting Nigeria is not the responsibility of the military alone.