A hundred and ninety three gallons of illicit fuel has been impounded from some vendors in a crackdown operation in Bamenda. This fuel is considered by the authorities as a contraband and as such, the sale is carried out in hiding. The famous Zuazua or Nfunge is sited at almost every junction in the town of Bamenda and with its lower price can knockout the fuelling stations from the business in no time.
Authorities also want to put an end to this practice for it is also dangerous to the people around where it is being stored for it is highly flammable thus putting the lives of those around at risk.
Authorities attempted impounding this illicit fuel some couple of months ago but were met by stiff resistance from the motorbike riders who staged a drama by trashing some Gendarmerie officers who attempted confiscating the illicit fuel and destroying the taxi in which they were using to carry out the activity.