PHOTOS: NNPC uncovers ‘black market’ fuel depot in Abuja

PHOTOS: NNPC uncovers ‘black market’ fuel depot in Abuja

Monday, December 25, 2017 10:19 pm

A car with Jerry cans of petrol meant for sale at black market discovered at the depot

A combined team of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) and security agents on Sunday uncovered illegal reservoirs of fuel in Abuja. Speaking at the site of the mini depot, the Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Dr Maikanti Baru, said it was saddening to make such discoveries in the city center when less than 500 meters away, motorists were on endless queues. Hundreds of jerry cans, 200-liter drums, and 500 liter tanks were uncovered in a sting operation by the team in the city center. See more photos of discoveries at the site

Some black market operators arrested at the depot

Drums used by black market operators for their business

One of golf cars that are supposed to have 40 litres, but now have tanks that can take 200 liters of petrol being used for black market operation discovered at the site

Big containers being used for black market fuel sale operations

Baru, NNPC GMD spoke to journalists at the site of the illegal petrol dump

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