Some 'heads are rolling' already over the missing 130 million litres of petrol announced by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation.

NNPC, which confirmed the sack of officials on Thursday, said replacements will be announced soon.

The officials were linked to the missing petrol which disappeared from private depots.

The Chief Operating Officer (Downstream) in NNPC, Henry Ikem-Obih, had on March 17, revealed that the petrol stored at the Capital Oil & Gas depot and over 30 million litres in MRS Limited depot in Lagos could not be accounted for.

Ikem-Obih had said the infraction by the two downstream companies is a clear violation of existing contracts which prohibited the firms from tampering with the volumes in their custody without express permission of the NNPC.

He said the companies were called to explain and given two options to either return the full volume of what was stored in their depots litre-for-litre or pay the full value of the products.

He had also mentioned that NNPC alerted the Directorate of State Service (DSS), the Economic Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) and relevant committees of National Assembly with oversight function on the corporation’s downstream operation to help recover the assets.

The officials were reported to have been sacked and later advised to resign, but are now officially disengaged from the services of the corporation.