Listen to article
In lieu of the renewed terror threats which had been announced in Abuja, the FCT and the evacuation of expatriates from the embassies, some of the public venues and businesses have begun to shut down their operations some of which also include the Jabi Lake Mall which recently announced that it would be shutting down their operations over security threats in Abuja.
It can also be recalled that the United States Embassy has on Sunday issued a security alert on elevated risk of terror attacks in Abuja.
In view of the above, the mall in a statement on its Instagram page @jabilakemallnigeria, opined that the mall is committed to safeguard the life of its staff and customers.
Bellow is the full statement: “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.
“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”.
In another report, the United States Embassy in Nigeria has put out a direct alert which had been made of an elevated risk of some series of terror attacks in Nigeria, specifically in Abuja, the capital.
The U.S. Mission had also issued a terse statement to this effect on Sunday.
It had directly listed some of the targets as government buildings, places of worship, schools, markets, shopping malls, hotels, and bars and the others are restaurants, athletic gatherings, transport terminals, law enforcement facilities, and international organisations.