The persistent fuel scarcity assumed a more dangerous dimension in Ilorin, Kwara State yesterday, as three gunmen opened fire on motorists queuing for petrol at an NNPC Filling Station along Offa Garage Road in the metropolis.
The incident left two young men and a lady with serious injuries while other motorists on the queue as well as officials of the station scampered for safety.
Eyewitnesses account said the incident occurred in the early hours of the day.
It was gathered that the three men were part of some youths who had forced themselves on the station to manage the gates to reduce the practice by many motorists to jump the queue in their desperate bid to get fuel.
“It was due to an argument among the boys; you know they are thugs and they have been at the gate but we don’t really know what led to the argument but we just suddenly heard the gunshots and it was later discovered that some people were seriously injured”, an eyewitness told our reporter.
The three victims it was gathered were rushed to a private hospital, Yusjib Industrial Medicare, along the same axis.
The Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Dr Yusuf AbdulRaheem, told newsmen that the three victims were in stable conditions