FUEL INSECURITY: Crime Escalates As Hoodlums invade Petrol Stations, Attack Motorists, Snatch Phones, Valuables in Abuja - AMEBO ONLINE NEWSPAPER

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FUEL INSECURITY: Crime Escalates As Hoodlums invade Petrol Stations, Attack Motorists, Snatch Phones, Valuables in Abuja

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Residents of Abuja the nation's capital are currently at the mercy of street urchins and hoodlums who invade fuel stations to attack motorists as petrol scarcity persists in the past one month.

Our correspondent gathered that the situation has forced motorists in desperate search for fuel to sleep in fuel queues.

When our correspondent visited the popular Ahmadu Bello near Banex junction Abuja, a scary long fuel queues persisted as residents resort to walking to their destinations due to unavailability of vehicles.

At one of the filling stations in the area, hoodlums were said to have in the wee hours of Wednesday launched an attack, wielding different types of dangerous weapons as they dispossessed motorists their belongings.



On further enquiries, one of the victims who simply gave his name as Friday wondered why the queues have persisted, indicting the federal government for what he called insensitivity on the plight of the masses.

He said the skyrocketing crime rate will continue as the long queues remain in the streets of Abuja.

Friday, a commercial driver fingered petrol hawkers popularly known as black marketers for the upsurge on crime rate. He alleged that some of them masquerade as petrol hawkers in the daytime while in the night they resort to crime.

He wants the government to look into their activities which according to him is economic sabotage.

"I am surprised that these guys have continued to make brisk businesses on the misery of the masses. They sell petrol as a highly exorbitant prices, going for as much as N1,000 per litre. How would people survive?

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