Lagos - Officials of the Nigerian Army on Monday invaded the Ojodu Berger outlet of Capital Oil, buying petroleum products in drums, after scaring away thousands of consumers, Punch reports.
The armed personnel came in the guise of maintaining peace and order, but they soon started loading their drums with fuel to the amazement of the customers.
The truck they were using to convey the fuel was said to have made the trip four times with at least 14 drums and dozens of gallons filled with fuel.
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The helpless consumers, some of who slept at the filling station, suspected the soldiers were feeding the growing Lagos black market with the product.
The military officials who were fully dressed had taken over the only two pumps that dispensed the Premium Motor Spirit.
Those who protested the act were beaten and given scares on their bodies.
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- News 24