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In lieu of the recent terorr alert given out by the United States of America, top construction giants, Julius Berger have on Saturday, shut down most of their operations in Abuja and its environs.
It can also be recalled that the United States and the United Kingdom had a few days ago, issued serious travel advisories over possible terror attacks in the Federal Capital Territory(FCT).
Following this, Julius Berger decided to shut down till further notice
The Federal Government had also assured residents of FCT and its environs of safety, adding that measures were on to keep the FCT safe.
In a statement by the company’s Managing Director and Corporate Security Manager, Engr. Lars Bichter and Poul Nielsen, respectively, the company had also advised its staff to avoid public premises during the weekend.
According to the statement, in response to the ongoing security concern within the FCT and Central Abuja, “it is advised to avoid all public events within the FCT environment, including supermarkets, restaurants, hotels, bars, clubs and other areas where many meet.
“This advice is applicable from 28.10.2022 in the evening until Monday, 31.10.2022 in the morning.”
The company, therefore, reiterated its determination to move to other JBN work or residential locations throughout the weekend, as the safety of its workers is important.
In another report, the government of the United Kingdom (UK), has updated its terrorism alert to citizens in Nigeria warning of potential attacks by terrorists.
The UK cautioned of an increased threat of terrorist attacks in the federal capital territory (FCT).
UK citizens were advised to stay alert, “consider movements carefully, follow the local news and the advice of security authorities”.
The foreign travel advisory cautioned against visits to markets, shopping malls, hotels, bars, restaurants, football viewing centres, displacement camps, transport terminals (including train networks), government buildings — and schools.