Jabi Lake Mall, a popular shopping mall in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital has shut down operations over security concerns in the country.
The mall was shut on Thursday three days after the US and UK embassies in Abuja issued security alerts to their citizens in Nigeria.
The management of Jabi Lake Mall said the decisions was taken in the interest and safety of customers and staff.
“To all our valued shoppers, Jabi Lake Mall will be closed today, Thursday, October 27, 2022. This decision has been taken in the overall interest of the safety of all staff and customers of the mall,” Jabi Lake Mall said in a post on Instagram.
“Centre Management is committed to minimizing any disruptions; however, the safety of our staff and shoppers remains our highest priority.
“Management is constantly reviewing the security situation in consultation with relevant security authorities and will inform you when the mall will be reopened.
“We apologise for any inconvenience caused and hope to provide you with a quality shopping experience soon. Thank you.”
Following the security alert by the US embassy, Nigeria’s secret agency, DSS and the US army have arrested suspected terrorists at the Trademore Estate in the Lugbe area of the Federal Capital Territory.
Adewale Adenaike, chairman of phase three of the estate said the security operatives closed down the estate gates on Monday, October 24, 2022, to stop vehicular movements.
He said the security operatives informed him that the estate was closed because they were looking for a suspected terrorist.
After the sting operation, Adenaike said the security agents drove “away with a couple of people from the estate.”
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