Terror alerts: Abuja mall shuts down over security concerns

Our reporter| A mall (Jabi Lake Mall) located in the Jabi district of the federal capital territory (FCT) on Thursday shut down operations over security concerns.

The development came on the heel of a warning by the US and UK about the possibility of terror attacks in Abuja.

In a post on its Instagram page, the management of the Jabi Lake Mall said it is reviewing the security situation and would inform customers when it reopens.

“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,” the post reads.

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“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.”

The federal government had following the alert, assured citizens that measures are in place to safeguard lives and property, and earlier in the week, officers of the Department of State Services (DSS) and some American soldiers arrested a suspected terrorist at Trademore estate Abuja.

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