Long queues of vehicles have reappeared in most parts of Makurdi, Benue Capital, due to scarcity of petroleum products, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
A Correspondent of NAN, who visited most of the Filling Stations in the area on Friday, reports that many of the stations had no petrol.
The few that had the products sold the product at exorbitant rates, ranging from N110 to N130 per litre.
Many motorists, who spoke to NAN, blamed the development on marketers who were deliberately hoarding the product.
Mr James Anwe, a commercial bus driver, who said that he marketers were responsible for the shortage, appealed to government to punish those behind the scarcity.
``This is the work of mischief makers, who are determined to make the people suffer for their selfish aim.
``I appeal to the regulatory agencies to identify those behind this and punish them appropriately”, he said.
However, many Petrol attendants, who also spoke with NAN attributed the queues to “no supply” of petroleum products to the area.
Mr Titus Ajo, a petrol service attendant, complained that his station had been experiencing scarcity of the products for the past one week.
``We have not received products from the depot as such we don't have any fuel to sell, as you can see we out of stock”, he said..
NAN reports that the scarcity has not affected transport fares in Makurdi. (NAN)