BREAKING: Popular Abuja Mall Shuts Down Operations Indefinitely

BREAKING: Popular Abuja Mall Shuts Down Operations Indefinitely

  • The management of Jabi Lake Mall on Thursday shuts down its operations indefinitely over security threats in Abuja
  • The popular mall, through its social media pages, said it was reviewing the security situation with appropriate authorities and that it would be reopened soon
  • Meanwhile, the United States Embassy had on Sunday, in line with the UK government, issued a security alert on the elevated risk of terror attacks in Abuja, warning its citizens that the attacks are targeted at western interests

An emerging report by Daily Trust has it that Jabi Lake Mall, one of the popular shopping outlets in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), has shut down its operations.

The development comes amid the tension of a possible terrorist attack in Nigeria’s capital.

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Jabi Lake Mall shut operations over security threats in Abuja. Photo credit: Jabi Lake Mall
Source: Facebook

Jabi Mall shuts down over terror alert

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At least, five foreign missions issued a warning notice to their citizens to avoid non-essential trips to Nigeria’s capital over the possible attack, The Punch report added.

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In a statement, the management of the mall apologised to customers for any inconvenience caused.

It wrote on its Facebook page:

"To all our valued shoppers.
"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.

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"We apologise for any inconvenience caused and hope to provide you with a quality shopping experience soon.Thank you."

Terror threat: Finally, US approves exit of citizens, embassy staff from Nigeria

The United States Department of State has granted “authorized departure status” to American citizens and Embassy staff in Abuja over imminent terrorist attacks in Nigeria’s political capital.

In a notice on Tuesday evening, the US Department of States pledged to provide routine and emergency services to US citizens in Nigeria.

It advised them to “keep a low profile” and “take advantage of commercial transportation options” if they wished to depart Nigeria.

Finally DSS reacts over US call for security alert in Nigeria

Amid the security alert statement issued by the United States embassy on Sunday, October 23, warning Abuja residents to be wary of terrorist attacks in some areas within the federal capital, the Department of State Services (DSS) has issued a reaction.

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According to a statement made available to and issued by Peter Afunanya, the DSS spokesperson, Abuja residents have been urged not to be alarmed but should remain alert and take into cognisance the security warning.

Afunanya said residents of Abuja should also help security agencies with useful and relevant information to help clamp down on any imminent terror attack in the federal capital.


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