Black marketers on major streets of Abakaliki cashed in on the sit-at-home order by the Proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on Monday to make brisk business.
They sold the premium motor spirit, otherwise called petrol, for between N200 and N350 per litre, following the closure of fuel outlets in the city due to the IPOB order.
In separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), a cross-section of the hawkers expressed happiness over the development.
Mr Chidi Onu, who said he “made good business”, frowned at the restriction on business activities by IPOB.
“Well, it is not my fault that these things are happening. It is high time we sat on a roundtable as citizens to discuss many issues affecting us as a nation.
“Yes, the IPOB order has favoured me. I only came out to sell and have something for my family,” Onu, who said he sold a liter for between N250 and N300, said.
Another hawker at Mile 50 Layout, Abakiliki, Mr Sunday…
Source: Guardian Newspaper