NSCDC arrests trucks with 469,000 litres of petrol diverted to Benin Republic

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…NNPC raises alarm on rising cases of fuel smuggling

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, yesterday stated that men of the Niger State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) have arrested eight trucks laden with a total of 469,000 litres of Premium Motor Spirit (petrol) and their drivers in Mokwa, Niger State.

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The NNPC, in a statement in Abuja, signed by its Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Mr. Ndu Ughamadu, said the trucks were on their way to Babana, a border town between Nigeria and Republic of Benin.

The statement quoted the Niger State Commandant of NSCDC, Mr. Yakubu Ayuba, as saying that six of the trucks belong to one marketer.

He also disclosed that two of the trucks contained 66,000 litres, twice the quantity contained in a normal truck.

The NNPC also quoted Comptroller of Operations, Department of…



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