The Delta State Police Command has arrested a pastor, Mr. Fidelis Nwansa of Christ Holy Church over an alleged gun running.
Pastor Fidelis was said to have hidden under the pretence of providing security for churches and hotels with vigilante groups from Anambra state, according to Daily Post.
Six rifles were also recovered in an uncompleted building close to the Church’s premises in Asaba.
The Delta State Police Command arrested the pastor after investigations led to his confession that the firearms belonged to the Anambra vigilante group.
The Commissioner of Police for Delta State, CP Mohammed Hafiz Inuwa, while confirming the report, said the arrest was made two days ago during a mop up exercise.
According to the Commissioner, “Some people from across the Niger have started or are bringing in vigilantes, bringing criminals to Delta in the name of providing security to either churches or hotels, forgetting the fact that it is illegal to do that because a vigilante from another state cannot come and operate in their state.
“Secondly, they’re carrying sophisticated firearms.
“Thirdly, there’s every indication that once they bring these people, they are also engaged in criminality. so, we have recovered six pump actions,” he said.