Amid petrol shortage and panic buying in UK, a Nigerian reveals how thieves stole fuel his car, others.
UK Prime Minister is reportedly considering deploying the army to drive fuel tankers to the service stations.
Since last week, motorists in the UK have resulted to panic buying as thousands line up for hours to fill up their tank amid shortage of fuel at the petrol stations.
Now, a report from a Nigerian has it that thieves are now drilling holes into parked cars to steal fuel from the few who were lucky to fill up their car tank.
The Nigerian, named Shadrack Olaloko, who was a victim, tells in a video how his car was targeted by thugs on Sunday. According to him, the thieves forced the cap of his diesel-powered car open before going underneath.
He said: “What these guys did was they came and drained out all my fuel in the tank.
“My car uses diesel. Normally I lock my car, I don’t joke with it.”
“They made a hole in my tank. Can you see? They made a hole and drained out all the diesel. A full tank of diesel,”
“They drained everything out and then they left.”
But Shadrack Olaloko’s wasn’t the only car burgled as he went on to describe how the van parked next to him also suffered the same treatment.
The latest theft comes amid panic buying which was sparked after a leaked reports suggest that the lorry driver shortage could impact its ability to keep up with fuel deliveries.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is reportedly considering deploying the army to drive fuel tankers to the service stations.
But the UK Govt insists there are “no shortages” of fuel, adding that supplies will go back to normal once people stop panic buying.
The PM’s spokesman said:
“Should the public return to their routine behaviours of filling up fuel that will significantly contribute to ending the challenges we’re seeing.
“We completely understand public anxiety over this and will continue to do everything possible to reassure them there’s no fuel shortages.”