The Delta State Police Command has arrested one Pastor Fidelis Nwansa, a resident Pastor of the Christ Holy Church, Asaba, Delta State over allegation of illegal possession of six rifles.
The Command Spokesman, Onome Onovwakpoyeya confirmed the story on Thursday when briefing journalists. According to the PPRO, the riffles were discovered in an uncompleted building within the church premises. When Nwasa was arrested, he told the police that he belongs to a local vigilante group in Anambra and was using the riffles to protect his church in Asaba.
According to Hafiz Inuwa, the State Commissioner of Police, also said the pastor’s arrest was made by the force during a mop-up operation. Inuwa said “Some people from across the Niger have started or are bringing in vigilantes and criminals to Delta State in the name of providing security for churches and hotels, forgetting the fact that it is illegal to do that, because a vigilante from another state cannot come and operate in this state,” he said.