Fuel scarcity: NSCDC arrests 10 persons in Gombe

THE Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Gombe State Command says no fewer than 10 persons have been arrested for allegedly aiding artificial scarcity of petrol in the state.

It also impounded one Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation- branded petrol tanker, two golf (station wagons), many drums of PMS, two buses and a tricycle.

According to the command’s commandant, Waziri Goni, the suspects were caught during an operation between 1am and 4am while selling to black marketers.

Goni revealed that the manager of a filling station was arrested selling petroleum into the two golf vehicles, adding that “one vehicle was carrying 40 jerricans while the other was with four drums loaded with PMS.”

He added that his men on March 14 arrested eight people with two buses carrying 101 jerricans and four drums of petrol at a filling station in Kwanam Kashere in Akko Local Government Area.

The commandant said his men, on March 23, arrested one 42-year old Mohammed Maigari, an NNPC driver with vehicle number: DKU355XA at a filling station while allegedly diverting the product.

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