Beware Of Kerosene Mixed With Petrol, NSCDC Alerts Borno Residents

KeroseneThe Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, on Sunday in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, alerted residents to the ongoing sale of kerosene mixed with petrol by unscrupulous persons in the state.
The Borno NSCDC Commandant, Ibrahim Abdullahi, stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria.
According to Abdullahi, the development was brought to the command’s attention by some patriotic citizens, who raised alarm over 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.
“We are surprised how they mixed kerosene and petrol; we don’t know whether it is another ploy by Boko Haram to cause havoc”, he said.
The NSCDC boss, however, said the command would leave no stone unturned to apprehend whoever was responsible for the act, and urged the public to report any form of nefarious activities to the law enforcement agencies.
Kerosene is a common commodity used in stoves as a cheaper alternative to gas, for cooking in Borno and other Nigerian states.