The police in Delta state have uncovered six assault rifles in a church building located in Okwe community in Asaba, the state capital.
The State Health Commissioner, Hafiz Inuwa, who announced this today June 27, said Freeman Eze, a community vigilante and the church pastor, Christ Holy Church International, said the guns were procured for the church’s protection.
Inuwa explained that the church was raided by police after a tipoff.
“When we got our intelligence on June 23, we just swoop into the area where Christ Holy Church campground is situated in Okwe. We swoop into that place and got one vigilante by name Freeman Eze arrested. Eze is not from Delta State.
However during the course of our interrogation and investigation at the scene, we were able to recover six assault rifles because pump-action rifles are now a prohibited firearm” he said.