Why we shut markets, hotel in FCT— Military

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The Nigerian has said some hotels and markets the Federal Capital Territory, , were shut down because they failed to put place counter-Improvised, Explosive Devices, IEDs, .

It would be recalled the aftermath of the Banex Plaza bombing, which claimed scores of lives and damaged property, agencies in the directed business concerns, plazas, markets and shopping centres to put in place to counter such .


Reacting to the development, Director of Public , Brigadier-General Olajide Laleye, said: “The Nigerian conducted a vulnerability survey of the Federal Capital Territory and asked certain high risk spots to emplace a series of counter-IED .

“They refused and, as such, they have been shut until they comply. You notice Banex and Emab Plazas have complied and are opened. “Hotels, markets, recreation centres and worship places are included.” Vanguard recalls some of the shopping plazas and places of business have been shut since last Friday.