Northern Province Police Commissioner Richard Mweene has condemned the vice of spouse killing which he said has become rampant in the region.
Mr. Mweene said it was unfortunate that spouses have resorted to killing each other because of marital disputes instead of resolving such differences amicably.
He said the trend is worrying because it is leaving many children orphaned.
Mr. Mweene has since appealed to couples to engage marriage counsellors in settling their marital problems rather than resorting to killing each other.
He noted that if couples fail to co-exist, it was better to separate stating that no one has a right to take the life of another person.
He was commenting on two recent cases where a Mpulungu woman killed her husband whilst another man of Chilubi district killed his wife.
Mr. Mweene added that the case where a Kasama businessman last week shot his wife before turning the gun on himself following a marital problem was also worrying.
And Mr. Mweene said the media has a critical role to play in fighting the scourge of gender based violence and spouse killing.
He said this was because the media plays an active role in informing and educating the public on various issues.
Mr. Mweene noted that a holistic measure is required in order to enforce the fight against the scourge that is depriving children of their parents and leaving them languishing.
He has since called on the church and various stakeholder to equally come on board and help fight the vice.