As fuel scarcity continues to take a heavy toll on Kaduna, black marketers in the state have hiked the price of petrol to between N300 and N350 per litre.
Motorists are left with no option other than to patronise the black marketers as many filling stations in the state are closed.
Meanwhile, the scarcity of fuel has begun to affect transportation in the state as travellers are said to now be paying between N1, 700 and N2000 to Abuja, against the initial amount of N1, 500 for the same trip.
In Abuja, the federal capital, long queues of vehicles are still being seen in most filling stations.
The WHISTLER reports that though commercial drivers have not hiked the price of transport fare on major routes within the city, commuters can be seen stranded at many bus stops because drivers are stuck in fuel stations.