Task Force arrests 10 over alleged fuel smuggling to Bandits in Katsina


The Katsina State Taskforce Committee on Food Security and Promotion apprehended ten people for reportedly supplying fuel to terrorists in the forest.

The chairman of the Taskforce, Jabiru Tsauri, confirmed this during an examination of numerous filling stations in the state capital on Monday.

Tsauri also stated that three fueling stations had been sealed as a result of an extensive investigation, and that those responsible would face appropriate punishment.

The majority of the filling stations visited offered the product for N733, N715, and N730 per litre, which is higher than the officially permitted pump price.

“This task force is also concerned about smuggling and hoarding of grains and insurgency-related issues.

“Today, we are out and visited four filling stations suspected to be smuggling fuel to insurgents. This outing followed an in-depth investigation we conducted, and criminals will be punished accordingly.

“All these stations have been sealed and the suspects selling the fuel in jerrycans have been arrested and are going to be investigated and if found wanting, will be punished according to the law. “This inspection is statewide,” Tsauri explained.