Over 250 people have been displaced by suspected UPND cadres in three villages of Namwala District.
Namwala District Commissioner Mary Sakala says 58 of the displaced are being sheltered at Namwala Secondary School after their houses were burnt down by suspected UPND cadres.
Mrs Sakala says the attacks are horrific and have never been seen in the district.
She said the attacks started immediately President Lungu was declared winner in the August 11 general election.
And Margaret Soko from Ndema village, who has lived in Namwala for 18 years, says her family escaped the attacks after a tip off by a neighbour.
But 53-year-old Greenwell Mwale, a fisherman of Maala village who was born and brought up in Namwala, was not so lucky as he was attacked and is nursing injuries in Namwala District Hospital.
Meanwhile Government through the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit -DMMU- has provided new mattresses and blankets for the displaced.
DMMU National Coordinator Patrick Kangwa says government is concerned with the welfare of the Internally Displaced Persons -IDPs – hence providing all the required amenities in partnership with the Zambia Red Cross Society.
Mr Kangwa says the IDPs will have to be moved from the secondary school before schools re-open.
He has assured the displaced of protection and that government will need to hear from each of the affected on what they want.