Following the ongoing fuel scarcity being witnessed in Jos and environs, the Operation Safe Haven responsible for the maintenance of peace in Plateau State, has banned roadside and illegal sale of petroleum products.
The directive was contained in a press statement signed by the Media Officer of OPSH, Captain Ikedichi Iweha and made available to journalists in Jos, Wednesday.
The directive reads, “Ban is hereby placed forthwith on all forms of roadside and illegal sale of petroleum products in Jos and Bukuru metropolis.
“All persons who have in their stock or possession petroleum products are given 24 hours effective from 1200 hours Wednesday 23rd March to 24th March, 2016 to dispose of them or return them to petrol stations for custody.
The statement further said it has served eviction notices to illegal marketers operating around the vicinity of the NNPC mega station, under the overhead bridge and other nooks and cranny of all roads within the metropolis.
The statement added that the ban is coming into place as a result of a resolution reached at the end of heads of security agencies’ meeting, held at the OPSH Headquarters.
“It was resolved that compulsory seizure will commence by security operatives at the expiration of the ultimatum,” the statement stressed.