Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) have shut down fuelling stations in Ibarapa area of the state.
They said the decision was taken in protest to the constant security challenges faced by petroleum dealers and marketers in the state that led to the murder of the owner of Subawah Petroleum, Mrs Sherifat Adisa.
They threaten to shut down all fuelling stations in the state if security isn’t improved.
Mrs Bukola Mutiu, chairman, IPMAN Ibadan depot said this in a statement and warned the government to nip the insecurity into the bud.
“This killing and kidnapping has become so rampant as series of cases have been coming up recently,” she said in the statement.
“Last 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, 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.”