The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) will investigate Uche Aigbe, the senior pastor of Abuja’s House on the Rock Church, who shocked worshippers by ascending the pulpit with a AK-47 rifle.
“Some people are looking for my trouble. And I came here prepared. Today, there are some pastors with the gift of divination who go about ripping people off,” the cleric said amid laughter from the congregation.
“This is why we should carry our ‘guns’ and defend ourselves. I will particularly be coming very soon for some of you sleeping in the church.”
In a short Twitter thread, Olumyiwa Adejobi, the NPF’s public relations officer, said the AK-47 rifle falls under the prohibited firearms in Nigeria.
The police spokesperson also said only certain law enforcement officers are allowed to carry it.
Adejobi also assured that the police command in Abuja will investigate the case.
“But if its true, the pastor will have a case to answer. AK47??. It falls under prohibited Firearms in Nigeria, and no one bears it except an officer of the law, and not all of them have the right, selected sec operatives, but no individual has the right to bear it,” he wrote while responding to a curious Twitter user.
“The FCT police command will investigate it, i trust the new CP FCT, CP Sadiq,.. its shocking.”