Jabi Lake Mall in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has shut down.
The development followed threats of terrorist attacks in Abuja.
About five foreign missions have issued advisories to their citizens to avoid non-essential trips to Nigeria’s capital over possible attack.
In a statement, the management of the mall apologised to customers for any inconvenience caused.
“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,” it said.
“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.”
Security operatives have stepped up surveillance in the FCT and environs to forestall attacks.
Suspects have also been arrested in operations meant to prevent bloodshed in Nigeria’s capital.