The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), today in Maiduguri alerted Borno residents that kerosene mixed with petrol is currently in circulation in the state. Mr Ibrahim Abdullahi, Borno NSCDC Commandant stated this in an interview with newsmen.
The commandant said that some patriotic citizens alerted the command on the circulation of the adulterated commodity. “We have been receiving distress calls from the public. A man from Maduganari reported that his house was almost gutted by fire because he used adulterated kerosene.”
He expressed surprise that some people could perpetrate such wicked acts to cause havoc to lives and properties. Ibrahim who said it could be another ploy by Boko Haram to cause havoc, vowed that the command would leave no stone unturned to apprehend those responsible for the dastardly act.
He urged the public to report any form of nefarious activities in their neighbourhood to the law enforcement agencies for prompt action.
It would be recalled that many lives and properties have been lost to adulterated kerosene across the country in recent years.