The tension at petrol stations in Abuja on Monday and Tuesday is gradually easing this Wednesday afternoon as some of them are dispensing to motorists especially within the satellite towns.

Our correspondents in Nyanya, Karu, Maraba, Kubwa, Lugbe and others say many petrol stations are open and selling to motorists which have seen to the reduction of the length of queues at the stations.

However, some stations within the Central Business District, Wuse, Maitama and others located at Garki are yet to open to the public leading to long stretch of queues at the few that are dispensing to buys.

There was panic buying at petrol stations over the weekend, caused by protests by mainly young people agitating against police brutality and other forms of impunity the country.

Although the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, had issued statement on Monday assuring there was no need for panic buying, the situation was worsened Monday when petrol stations refused to sale to motorists on Monday and Tuesday, leading to long queues with many resorting to ‘black market.’


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