According to the Unit spokesperson, Theophilus Duniya, the drivers of the trucks escaped upon sighting customs officers on patrol.
Officials of the Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority disclosed this on Tuesday in Abuja.
The threat followed the persistent fuel scarcity being witnessed in the FCT, its environs and other parts of the country.
The President/Chief Executive, Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, made this disclosure at an oil and gas summit in Lagos
To avoid this, the petrol marketers association asked the Federal Government to prevail on the Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority to pay its members their outstanding bridging claims amounting to over N500 billion.
The NNPC said this in a late Sunday statement by its Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Garba Deen Muhammad.
The downstream petroleum regulatory agency also confirmed that 37 million litres of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) was trucked out with 885 trucks to the stations on Wednesday.
The Chief Executive of NMDPRA, Farouk Ahmed, said Nigeria needs accelerated gas infrastructure to deepen domestic gas distribution across Nigeria.
NAN reports on Sunday that normalcy has been restored as many fuel stations at Central Business District, and Nyanya-Karu-Kurudu-Orozo-Karshi axis are currently selling at normal rate of N165 per litre and dispensing with all pumping machines.
Gbenga Komolafe, Chief Executive Officer, NUPRC, made the clarification in a statement issued on Friday in Lagos.
The Chief Executive, NMDPRA, Farouk Ahmed, said this on Thursday in Abuja when delegates from the National Association of Road Transport Owners paid a courtesy call on the Management Team of the Authority.
Ayorinde Cardoso, Zonal Operations Controller, NMDPRA, Lagos made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday in Lagos.
The NNPC said it was also not aware of any plan by the government to cause an increase in the pump price of petrol.
Roselyn Wilkie, Abuja Zonal Operations Controller, NMDPRA, spoke in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria.
The NUPRC was created courtesy of the Petroleum Industry Act, PIA, the novel piece of legislation which suffered several years of failed abortion and vicious mutilations before its bill was finally passed by the National Assembly, NASS, and accented to by President Buhari as an Act of parliament.
The Executive Secretary of the Agency, Abdulkadir Saidu, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja on Sunday.