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Fuel scarcity hits Bauchi, paralyses businesses

Commercial activities in Bauchi have been paralyzed due to fuel scarcity suddenly being experienced in the state recently. The scarcity which started yesterday afternoon saw most of the filling stations in the state metropolis with long queues of vehicles.

New Telegraph correspondent who went round some filling stations in the metropolis gathered that most of the filling stations were closed and those that were open were crowded with people seeking to purchase the commodity. Speaking on the situation, a commercial Keke Napep rider, Alhaji Manasa said: “The issue just started yesterday afternoon, after which we observed that some filling stations were locking up their entrance gates saying the product have finished. “Later in the evening, we began to hear rumour from people that there is likely going to be fuel scarcity in the country, that that is why some of the filling stations were closing, just to get more profit.”

Corroborating, one Alh Izzuddeen Saleh a resident of Danjima Goje Street said he heard about the insinuations, but he couldn’t believe, but coming out from his house in the morning to buy the fuel at filling stations, he just saw a long queue in most of the places he visited.

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