Management Shuts Down Jabi Lake Mall Over Security Threats
By Modupe Gbadeyanka
The popular Jabi Lake Mall in Abuja has been shut down by the management over security threats, a statement from the company has confirmed.
A few days ago, the United States and the United Kingdom governments issued a security alert to their citizens in Nigeria, warning that there could be attacks from terrorists.
These warnings were rebuffed by the Nigerian government, which urged residents of the country to remain calm as their lives and property were in safe hands.
On Wednesday, it was reported that two suspects were allegedly arrested at an estate in Abuja with explosives packed in boxes. The arrest was reportedly made by operatives of the Department of State Service (DSS).
This has created panic in Abuja, and on Thursday, the management of Jabi Lake Mall announced the closure of the facility in the “interest of the safety of all staff and customers of the mall.”
“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,” the statement said.