The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) Ibadan depot, has threatened to seal all filling stations in Oyo State, after the owner of Subawah Petroleum, Mrs Sherifat Adisa was murdered in cold blood.
Though, Alhaji Bukola Mutiu, the chairman, Ibadan Depot, said all filling stations in Ibarapa zone of the state had been ordered sealed till further notice.
In a report, Mutiu issued on Sunday, he stated that the sealing of all filling stations in Ibarapa symbolizes a warning to the Oyo State government to as a case of emergency eliminate the raging culture of killings and kidnap of petroleum merchants in the state.
IPMAN stated the killing of Mrs Serifat Adisa extreme and warned that except this violent and criminal culture is eliminated all filling stations in the state would be sealed.
Bukola stated: “This killing and kidnapping has become so rampant as series of cases have been coming up recently.
“Last night (Saturday), one of us, Alhaja Sherifat Adisa, who was the owner of Subawah petroleum, was kidnapped at about 7:30 p.m. from her office and two people were also killed in her station. Her corpse was found at about 11:00 p.m. close to her station.
“However, the IPMAN has decided to close down all petrol stations in Ibarapa till something is done by the government to protect them and if something is not done, the shutdown of all petrol stations will be extended to Oyo State as a whole.”