Following the killing of a fuel attendant in Minna, Niger State, the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association (IPMAN) has, in protest, closed down fuel stations across the metropolis.
Two Nigerian Air Force personnel on Monday afternoon had a hassle with the manager of AY Shafa Filling Station in Minna, according to findings.
While the soldiers were allegedly beating the fuel station manager, a fuel attendant hurried in to rescue his principal and was shot dead.
According to the IPMAN chairman in the state, Adamu Erena, the action of the soldiers was inhumane, stressing that they would not back down in seeking justice for the victim.
Erena refuted allegations that the fuel attendant had assaulted the air force personnel with a knife.
However, the chairman called on Nigerlites to exercise patience as the decision was not aimed at subjecting people to hardship, but solidarity with their members.