The police in Delta state have revealed six ambush rifles in a church building situated in Okwe people group in Asaba, the state capital.
The state Commissioner for Health, Hafiz Inuwa, who uncovered this today June 27, said Freeman Eze, a community vigilante and the minister of the church, Christ Holy Church International, guaranteed the weapons were acquired for the protection of the congregation.
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Inuwa clarified that the police raided the church following a hint.
“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.