A popular shopping mall in Abuja, Jabi Lake Mall has been temporarily shut.
The development is coming after some foreign missions in the country issued separate security advisories warning of likely terror attacks in the Federal Capital Territory.
The United States Embassy, British High Commission and three other foreign missions issued a warning notice to their citizens to avoid non-essential trips to FCT.
In a statement issued on Thursday, October 27, 2022, the management of the shopping outlet said the decision was taken in the overall interest of the safety of all its staff and customers.
“Jabi Lake Mall will be closed today, Thursday, 27 October 2022. This decision has been taken in the overall interest of the safety of all staff and customers of the mall,” the statement read.
“Centre Management is committed to minimising 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 re-opened. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and hope to provide you with a quality shopping experience soon. Thank you”