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Fuel Scarcity: Gunmen Open Fire on Motorists in Kwara



Gunmen abduct Bayelsa commissioner's motherThree gunmen who are reported to be some youths that have manned the gates to an NNPC filling station located along Offa Garage road in the Kwara metropolis on Saturday opened fire on motorists on the queue for fuel, leaving two men and a woman injured.

The victims were rushed to a medical facility, Yusjib Industrial Medicare, along the same axis. The Chief Medical Director, Dr Yusuf Abdulraheem has said that they were in stable conditions

Accordin to The Nation, an eyewitness said “it was due to an argument among the boys; you know they are thugs and they have been at the gate but we don’t really know what led to the argument but we just suddenly heard the gunshots and it was later discovered that some people were seriously injured.”

Ajayi Okasanmi, Kwara Police Spokesperson confirmed the incident and has said that one of the gunmen has been arrested with a locally made pistol and some live cartridges recovered from the suspect.


  1. Chi

    March 27, 2016 at 2:58 pm

    I go blame the Minister of Petroleum for this incidence because if there was fuel-people won’t be this frustrated.

    • ElessarisElendil

      March 27, 2016 at 3:55 pm

      Wrong, blame your house of representatives that refuse to pass laws, restricting the government from the petrol market.

      When you’re done blaming them, blame the criminals that perpetuated the act.

      Then you can blame oga minister for trying to maintain an abnormally low price, when the marketers can make a larger profits in neighbouring countries.

      If we’re going to be statist, nationalise every filling station in the country, otherwise, let the government butt out!

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