The crime wave rising in the country has not spared private schools as on Sunday night thugs attacked Cherub Private Schools in Lilongwe and killed a guard.
One other guard was seriously injured.
The attackers, which concentrated on the school’s director’s offices, left the office in a total wreck as drawers and other items were ransacked.
A brand new computer was one of the items stolen from the premises.
Meanwhile, the next of kin for the guard, who is also his son, is still not communicated as the phone number left behind cannot be reached.
Police have confirmed the incident and are taking the body of the late Mr. Boa to Ntcheu district, where he hailed from.
The attack has shocked not only the school’s administration but the entire Area 47, where it is based.
Malawi has been facing the crisis of rising insecurity with an increasing spate of attacks on civilians across the country.
Opposition leaders have been calling for Police to increase their visibility and patrols so as to enhance, at least, their role in crime prevention. At the moment, the security and visibility of state presence is confined to the major centres.