The Nigerian Army has announced the reopening of the popular Banex Plaza in Wuse, Abuja.

In a statement issued on Monday, the spokesperson for the Army, Major General Onyema Nwachukwu, said the decision to reopen the plaza was reached at a high-level meeting convened in the Office of the National Security Adviser, Nuhu Ribadu.

Those in the meeting according to Nwachukwu include the Principal General Staff Officer to the NSA, Commissioner of Police FCT, the FCT Director of the Department of State Services, the Leadership and Management of Banex Plaza, a Representative from the Directorate of Abuja Environmental Protection Board, and the National Chairman of the Mobile Phone Traders Association.

Nwachukwu said the primary objective of the meeting was to identify and apprehend the perpetrators and ensure the continued security of the Federal Capital.

He added that the leadership of Banex Plaza has been instructed to lock up Shop C93 with immediate effect while efforts continue to arrest the owners of the shop responsible for the attack on the service men

The military had occupied the plaza following an attack on its personnel by civilians affiliated to a shop owner on the 18th of May