Terror alert: Julius Berger shuts down Abuja office

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Julius Berger, one of the world’s largest construction companies, has suspended operations in the Federal Capital Territory, over the terror alert issued by the US government and the United Kingdom advising their citizens not to travel to Nigeria’s capital, Abuja.

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The company is the second to make the decision, following the popular Jabi Lake Mall, which decided to close down operations until further notice in response to the terrorism attack alert on public places, despite the Federal Government downplaying the threat and claiming that the country is safe.

In a statement signed by the company’s Managing Director and Corporate Security Manager, Engr. Lars Bichter and Poul Nielsen, the company advised its staff to avoid public premises.

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The statement said: “In response to the ongoing security concern within the FCT and Central 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.

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