Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has condemned in the strongest terms the alleged killing of an innocent seven year old girl last week in Kolombangara, Western Province.
The girl, according to Police was on her way home from school when she met her fate.
Prime Minister Sogavare said the incident was heartbreaking and strongly urges relevant authorities to work together to ensure the perpetrators face the full force of the law.
“It was very painful to hear the news of the alleged killing of this innocent soul. I am lost for words. This is heartbreaking indeed and I extend my prayers and deepest condolences to the family, school mates and relatives of this innocent soul.
“I appeal to those who may know any information on this incident to assist the Police in their investigation,” Sogavare said in a statement today.
As a responsible and concerned Leader, Sogavare said the Government condemns heinous and brutal crimes, especially, against innocent children and other vulnerable members of our population.
“This is a heinous crime given the age of the victim, who is a member of the most vulnerable group of our society,” the Prime Minister said.
“As a society we must protect our children because they need our protection and security,” he added.
Investigation into this matter is continuing.