Officials of the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) have raided three illegal filling stations operating at the border village of Munduva in Mubi South LGA of Adamawa State
Speaking over the raid where large quantity of petroleum products were discovered, the Acting Operation Controller of Yola DPR, Dr Laminga Mohammed said the unregistered stations were being use to smuggle petroleum products to neighboring Cameroon by unpatriotic Nigerians.
“Our coming to Munduva which is close to Nigeria/Cameroon border is to raid all these stations use for hoarding and smuggling subsidized petroleum products by unpatriotic people to Cameroon.
“We have gone round and demobilized facilities use by these stations such as generators and pumps,” Laminga said.
He urged for more support for the DPR by security agencies in the border area to contain the activities of the smugglers.
While reiterating the commitment of DPR in monitoring the operations of filling stations to contain sharp practices, Laminga also urged for public support in containing economic saboteurs.
About 45 illegal filling stations had been identified by DPR in Adamawa state.