The recent brutal killing of a Melanesian Brother (Tasiu) of the Anglican Church of Melanesia’s Brotherhood, has surprised many people, both nationals and expatriates.
Late Brother Jackson Lodo of Masi Village, East Guadalcanal was killed while walking home along Vura Road on North-West Guadalcanal last Thursday morning by a group of men.
In the attack, his companion, a third year novice, Abraham Kelly was also badly wounded.
He is still recovering at the National Referral Hospital in Honiara.
Expatriates and Solomon Islanders spoken to said of all people, the Tasius would be the least to even consider hurting.
Two expatriates working with the Ministry of Health and Medical Services who did not want their names revealed for safety reasons said they have been marveled at what the Tasius have been doing in terms of peace efforts since the ethnic tension days more than a decade ago.
They described the killing as very sad and unbelievable because of all people, the Tasius will not even hurt a fly.
Members of the Anglican Church of Melanesia had expressed shock and sadness about the attack on the Brothers.
Meanwhile, the Chief of Vura Village, Dominic Bua has denied his people’s involvement in the attack of the two Brothers.
He said the brutal attack on the Brothers took place at Mavo Village, a few kilometres away.
– By George Atkin (Freelancer)