The current scarcity of petroleum products has started having its toll on marketers when some people suspected to hoodlums pounced on the sales Representative of Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in Osogbo, Mr. Wale Olayinka and beat him up.
Olayinka was beaten at the weekend when the people could not purchase petrol at the time they storm the station.
It was learnt that the said hoodlum stormed the station located along Lameco area of Osogbo some minutes to 6pm when the staff of the station were about to shut down for the day.
The hoodlums numbering about 10 were said to have ordered the staff to sell petrol to them but insisted that they have stop selling of petrol for the day. They however demanded to see the sales manager and pounced on him for his staff refusing to sell petrol to them.
Following the attack, the State Commandant of Nigeria Security Civil Defence Corps, Mr Olusola Ayodele has drafted his men to the station to maintin law and order.
Though, no arrest was made, Ayodele said that his command has restore normalcy at the station adding that his men have prevented selling of petrol in kegs except in vehicles and motorcycles.
“He said total eradication of black market and selling petrol products in the kegs has been stopped.
He then appealed to residents of state to ensure orderliness at filling stations and reduce queue and blockage of roads.
He also appealed to all the securities men to conduct themselves while trying to purchase fuel.