Bashir Magashi, Minister of Defence, has said he does not support the idea of killing bandits.
Magashi was quoted in a Tweet on Thursday, April 22, 2021, 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”.