Fuel scarcity: Civil Defence intercepts tanker with 20,000 liters of petrol in Kano

As the country continues to face fuel scarcity, the Kano State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) has intercepted a tanker carrying over 20,000 litres of petrol along Ibrahim Taiwo Road.

This was contained in a statement by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, SC Ibrahim Abdullahi on Friday, May 3.

He revealed that the tanker was suspected to have diverted the petrol from a filling station in Kano and was heading to an undisclosed location in neighbouring Katsina State when it was intercepted.

“An investigation is underway, and upon conclusion, the petroleum product will be returned and offloaded at the original designated filling station in Kano. Legal action will be taken against the offenders,” Abdullahi said.

Meanwhile, the command also addressed concerns about criminal activities in the Bachirawa Kwanar Ungoggo Market in Ungoggo local government.

Abdullahi said traders at the market have reported the activities of miscreants bordering on vandalism, theft of private property, and dealing in illicit drugs to the NSCDC.

In response, he said a joint operation involving NSCDC personnel from the armed squad unit and vigilante groups was assembled and this has resulted in the arrest of over 50 suspected criminals in the market.

The NSCDC spokesman confirmed that investigations into the matter have commenced, and that the suspects will face prosecution for their alleged crimes at the appropriate time.

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