Thugs on Monday night clobbered to death two security guards aged 70 and 60 at a fuel service station in the eastern Malawi district of Machinga.
Machinga Police Station spokesperson Misheck Chikwasa said the two guards were found dead Tuesday morning when staff at the service station reported for work around 6am.
Said Chikwasa: â€œBlunt objects were used to assault them. We suspect the thieves found them [security guards] sleeping. No arrests have been made so far, but we are investigating the matter. We are yet to get a post-mortem report.â€
Police have identified the two as Vale Kandiero, 70, from Mpinga Village, Traditional Authority (T/A) Kawinga and Kabichi Sompho, 60, from Lipenga Village, T/A Kawinga, both in Machinga District.
Meanwhile, the National Police Headquarters in Lilongwe has assured the public that it is doing its best to tackle the crime situation in the country.
Reads the statement: â€œAll crime, it does not matter the magnitude, is of great concern as it affects the public. It will, therefore, be handled with seriousness it deserves. In this regard, special
investigation teams have been deployed in the cities of the country and other areas of concern, charged to investigate and detect crime.
â€œWe have in the past week been conducting sweeping operation in the cities of Blantyre and Lilongwe resulting in several arrests of wanted criminals and recovery of stolen property. Such investigations and sweeping operations are continuing.â€
Police in the statement signed by national police spokesperson Davie Chingwalu said police would continue to deploy visible police presence as a measure of public assurance.