The Big 5: Military JTF deployed to Ekiti-Kwara border against killer bandits; Third Mainland Bridge safe to use – FG | Other top stories

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Third Mainland Bridge safe to use – FG

The Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, on Sunday has said that the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos was safe for use, contrary to a Facebook posting spreading fears about the bridge.

The Ministry in a statement signed by Mr Hakeem Bello, Special Adviser, Communications, to the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, added that the expansion joints being speculated to be dangerous was among those slated for repairs.

Gov Yari condemns criticism of NAF, says villagers killed in Zamfara airstrike are bandits

Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara has said the government will not apologise over the alleged killing of villagers in the state during the bombardment of suspected bandits camps in Dumburum village in Zurmi Local Government Area.

The governor, who made the statement when a 7-member investigation team on the matter visited him at his Talata-Mafara private residence, said Dunburum village had served as a hideout for criminals over the last three years.

Buhari condemns killings on Christians in Sri Lanka on Easter

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the horrific attacks on several churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on the holy day of Easter.

The president made his feelings known in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Sunday. Buhari extended his deepest condolences to the families of those killed in the attacks and wished speedy recovery to the injured.

INEC will make Guinness Book of Records for organising the worst election in history – Galadima

A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, Buba Galadima, has hit out at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), saying it will enter the Guinness book of records for organising the worst election in history.

Galadima said this in an interview with Sun: “The election was a national embarrassment. It was far from being free and fair. Not only that, it was clear to everybody that INEC, the military, and the police all colluded to work for APC.”

Military JTF deployed to Ekiti-Kwara border against killer bandits

The government of Ekiti has ordered the deployment of military Joint Task Force patrol across towns sharing border with Kwara. The operational squad was instituted to curtail the overbearing influence of the suspected killer -bandits.

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