In an effort to tackle the problem of fuel scarcity across the country, the Nigeria Civil Defence and Security Corps (NCDSC), gombe state command have commence monitoring the lifting of petroleum products from gombe depot to other parts of the north eastern states.
Commandant of the corps, altine sani said the corps was mandated by the commandant general, Abdullahi Mohammadu, to monitor the distribution to ensure that the product are delivered at the designated destination.
She noted that the command is working in collaboration with petroleum products marketing company (PPMC), Nigeria national petroleum corporation (NNPC), department of petroleum resources (DPR) and other security agencies to restore normal distribution and sale of the commodity at official rate.
She also disclosed that the command arrested 8 persons with various offences ranging, from diversion and construction of artificial and illegal tanks capable of consuming over 3000 litres.
While calling on the general public to desist from such illegal acts, she said as security agencies they will not relent in dealing with any member of the public or marketer found wanting.
Report says despite claims of availability of the product motorists are still suffering in long queues and most filling stations across the state are still selling the product above the official rate of 145 naira.