By Abdulhamid Al-Gazali
For close to a month, there has been what appears to be fuel ‘scarcity’ in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital.
Almost all fuel stations across the city are closed for over three weeks.
However, this reporter gathered that the scarcity was artificial as oil marketers plan to ‘hoard available fuel to create and sustain the situation for a long time’.
It was gathered that oil marketers have been meeting throughout the period in order to ‘worsen the situation’.
‘There was a meeting with major oil dealers and ‘black marketers’, some of whom are major politicians, on Monday to hoard available fuel across the state so that prices will go high’, according to a privileged information gathered by this reporter.
‘As at last week, the plan was to ration the sales’, according to the plan.
To this end, fuel stations are seen selling fuel on certain sequence.
‘All the fuel stations have fuel available but do not sell’, it was authoritatively gathered.
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