Fuel queues were yesterday noticed at some filing stations in Sokoto metropolis.
There were long queues at gas stations such as NNPC Mega station, Total, Oando and A.A Rano among others.
“We woke up this morning to discover the fuel scarcity without any sign yesterday,” a motorist, Sani Ali, stated.
Many other petrol stations in the metropolis were not selling the commodity.
A black marketer, Hassan, said the Jerry can of petrol he hitherto bought for N4,500 rose to N5,200.
Hassan said “the fuel started getting scarce Sunday night and you can see the situation today.”
Commercial motorcyclists said they had to increase the fares as they got fuel from black martekters.
The Department of Petroleum Resources’ Zonal Operations Controller in charge of Sokoto and Kebbi States told Daily Trust on phone that before he left Sokoto, there were some filing stations that had fuel and were selling at government controlled price.
He attributed the situation to decrease in supply.