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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.


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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