Chief Rampa Motheo of Ha Motheo in Maseru says he is concerned about the surge in killings in his area.
Motheo said the killings are believed to be vengeance killings which started two years ago and have so far claimed the lives of five people with the last victim, being buried this past weekend.
He explained that last week, he was called by some villagers who had apprehended the suspects and when he questioned them why they have killed the suspect, they told him that had killed one villager some time back.
The suspects, who are from Ha Thaabe are now in police custody.
Chief Motheo therefore appealed to both Ha Motheo and Ha Thaabe villagers to stop taking law into their own hands.