Samfya, July 12, 2019, ZANIS--- Police in Samfya District in Luapula province have arrested four suspects in connection with the burning of 14 houses in the district.

ZANIS reports that Luapula Province Police Commissioner Elias Chushi who confirmed the matter in Samfya this morning adding that the suspects are in Police custody awaiting  appearance in court, soon.

Mr Chushi says between 5th and 10th July, 2019 around 22:00 hours,  14 houses in Mwanayama, Malombola, Chitambala and Mwamfuli Villages in Chief Kasomabangweulu's Chiefdom in Samfya district were set ablaze in separate incidents by the alleged four  suspects whose identities have been withheld.

Luapula Province Police Commissioner says property worth thousands of Kwacha have been destroyed in the inferno.

He has since appealed to the people in Samfya district to be vigilant and report any suspicious persons in the area.