NNPC, DPR uncover illegal fuel reservoirs in Abuja

A combined team of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) and security agents have uncovered illegal reservoirs of fuel in Abuja.
Speaking at the site of the mini depot, the Group Managing Director of the NNPC, 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.
It was learnt that hundreds of jerry cans, 200-liter drums, and 500 liter tanks were uncovered in a sting operation by the team in the city center.
He noted that the perpetrators have caused untold pain and hardship on Nigerians during a crucial season as Christmas.
Speaking with Journalists, the Abuja Zonal Controller of DPR, Mohammed Abba, said that the department have arrested 20 people in connection with those who sell in jerry cans in Zone One alone and their facilities.
He added that the suspects will be handed them over to the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), because the DPR has no capabilities to prosecute.

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