The Wuse Modern Market and Garki Modern marlet in Abuja were on Tuesday locked up over a bomb threat.
Shop owners were seen gathering outside the markets. Some of them approached the security officials at the gates who told them that they were only following orders.
At the main entrance of the Wuse modern market, they were told that the action was to serve the interest of both the shop owners and customers.
Security operatives have already been stationed and they have advised people to stay away until security can be guaranteed.