Don’t be afraid of bullets, Defence Minister urges troops


Defence Minister Bashir Magashi on Sunday challenged troops to step up the fight against terrorists by becoming more daring and should not be afraid of “the bullet.”

Magashi, a retired Brig.-Gen. said what should be on the minds of the troops while battling insurgents  should  be to secure the country.

He spoke during a morale-boosting visit to the troops in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital; with the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Lt. Gen. Lucky Irabor, and service chiefs.

Addressing the troops at the Theatre Command Headquarters in Maiduguri, Magashi said: “You should not be afraid of the bullet because it can even meet you in the house if it means you dying by it.

 “But if you are not meant to die by the bullet, it will never kill you even at the heart of a war.”

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