31 Aug 2015

One dead, 30 houses razed on Malaita, Solomon Islands

2:44 pm on 31 August 2015

Police in Solomon Islands are still searching for a man who allegedly stabbed another man to death yesterday in the northern region of Malaita province.

The alleged murder inflamed the relatives of the deceased resulting in the burning down of around 30 houses in Kafoi'ilo, Sulufoloa and Faufanea villages in the Suava Bay area.

Latest reports from the RSIPF Headquarters indicate police are on location attempting to defuse the volatile situation while launching investigations into the alleged murder and arson.

Local provincial leaders have made a public appeal for the murder suspect to turn himself into police for his own safety and the restoration of peace to the community.