Jabi Lake Mall, a popular shopping outlet in Abuja, has shut its doors to the public over terrorist threat disclosed by the United States government and the British High Commission.
The western countries had made the alert to their citizens in Nigeria, informing them to avoid travelling or staying in Abuja. The US government has started evacuating its non-essential workers from the country.
Due to the terrorist threat, Jabi Lake Mall, which houses several brand stores like Game, Shoprite, Pandora, Domino’s Pizza, Silverbird Cinemas, amongst many others, closed down starting from Thursday, September 27.
The management said the decision was made to minimise the disruption. It stated that the firm is monitoring the security situation, but will remain close until further notice from security authorities that it’s safe to reopen.
In a statement, the firm said, “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 company added that, “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.”