POLICE are concerned with the number of brutal death cases being reported from Nanuku Settlement in Vatuwaqa in the last three years.
Police spokesperson Inspector Atunaisa Sokomuri said they noticed the increase in the number of reported cases from the area and were closely monitoring it.
Inspector Sokomuri said before the recent fire that claimed three lives this week, Nanuku Settlement had reported cases on family members being hacked to death and being assaulted.
"Most of the reported cases are due to social issues faced within the community," Inspector Sokomuri said.
"This is a squatter settlement and a lot of people are unemployed and so we need to create a lot of awareness on such issues."