As the perpetually lingering fuel scarcity in the country remains unabated, motorists as well as the general public have been embittered by the hikes in the price of the premium motor spirit by the various filling stations in the states across Nigeria.
Meanwhile, in the various samples of the public opinion of some concerned citizens, it was gathered that the current fuel crisis is allegedly politically motivated. While others fingered selfish traders and opportunists.
This is consequent to the forthcoming general elections, whereby various opportunists are taking the advantage of the ugly situation in the system.
Amidst the foregoing, the various filling stations in Nsukka Local Government of Enugu State have reportedly shut down operations.
This is happening amid alleged threats by unknown gunmen, that any filling stations which would not sell premium motor spirit at the government-recommended price should immediately close down.
According to a source, every filling in Nsukka is currently shut down.
It will be recalled that the NSCDC Commandant General’s Special Intelligence Squad (CG’s SIS) has intensified efforts in a pragmatic approach against those behind the lingering fuel scarcity in the country.
De Eridite Media reported that NSCDC arrested 19 suspects allegedly hoarding petroleum products in Kano State.
A source said; “All the filling station in Nsukka is currently closed at the moment…
“Unknown Gun*men threatened them that if they will not sell #Fuel at the normal price let all of them close down immediately.
“They have all closed down at the moment. Not even one single Filling station is open.
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