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Stop Killing Armed Bandits, They’re Innocent Until Proven Guilty – Buhari’s Defence Minister

Bashir Magashi, Minister of Defence, has said he does not support the idea of killing bandits.

Magashi was quoted in a Tweet on Thursday by Lauretta Onochie, aide to President Muhammadu Buhari on social media, as saying that armed bandits should not be killed.

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According to Onochie, the defence minister stated that bandits are innocent until proven guilty.

Onochie quoted the Defense Minister in the tweeted as saying that; “I don’t share the idea of killing bandits. Everyone is innocent until proven guilty.

“But if we see a bandit, armed with dangerous weapons, his surroundings will be cleared along with him.

“We cannot just watch them kill us without responding.”

 

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