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Terror Alert: Julius Berger shuts down operations in Abuja

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“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.

Following the travel advisories issued to American and British citizens over possible terrorist attack in the Federal Capital Territory(FCT) by their respective governments, Construction giant, Julius Berger Nigeria Plc has shut down operations in Abuja.

Julius Berger is the second company to take the decision after the popular Jabi Lake Mall, acting in response to the alert on public places in the nation’s capital city decided to shut down operations till further notice.

This is despite the Federal Government downplaying the threat, saying 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 advised its staff to avoid public premises during the weekend.

The statement reads: “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.

“It remains possible to move to other JBN work or residential locations throughout the weekend.

“Your safety is our primary concern.”

When contacted, the FCT Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Josephine Adeh, said; “I don’t know anything about it.” 

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