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Woolwich Machete Terror Attack suspect identified as Nigerian-British Michael Adebolajo

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The shocking attack on the streets of Woolwich in London by 2 young black men has caused shock and despair all over the world.

On Wednesday 22nd May 2013, the machete wielding suspects savagely attacked a man who has been identified as a serving British soldier.
In the full view of the public, the victim was struck multiple times and according to several media outlets, the victim was “beheaded”.

The suspects were eventually shot by Police officers and are presently being monitored in secure hospitals in London.

The Daily Mail and UK Sun Newspaper are reporting that one of the attackers has been identified as Michael Adebolajo.

According to the Daily Mail, “A house in a Lincolnshire village has been raided by Met police officers investigating yesterday’s alleged terror attack in Woolwich.
Officers swooped on the detached house as the name of one of the suspects was revealed on internet forums and Twitter as Michael Adebolajo.
He has been identified as the alleged killer seen ranting on video shortly after the murder of the soldier in Woolwich.
It is understood the men, who are being treated in separate hospitals while under arrest, are most likely to be British citizens of Nigerian descent who have converted to a radical form of Islam.
However, they are not thought to have links to terror groups based in Nigeria, such as the jihadist militant organisation Boko Haram.”

This is tragic.

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98 Comments

  1. Bolaji

    May 23, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    My peeps must you be everywhere painting us black? which kind wahala be dis nah? beheading someone in public, this is MADNESS. What could have gone wrong?

    • Dave

      May 23, 2013 at 1:02 pm

      Not in any way treating the matter lightly, but slight correction, he didn’t actually behead the soldier, but sadly used a cutlass/machete to cut the soldier up in view of everyone…. 🙁

    • Banny

      May 23, 2013 at 1:47 pm

      Lol, we don black already nah!

  2. Funmi

    May 23, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    Why, why, why what kind of religion will make you kill your fellow human being like this…………I am really sad and to know that they are Nigerian make me feel terribly sad.

    • Atoke

      Atoke

      May 23, 2013 at 12:51 pm

      This isn’t about religion. It’s about human beings and a certain propensity for evil.

    • Sad Londoner

      May 23, 2013 at 1:03 pm

      It is very difficult not to make this about religion when they chant that they are doing such things in the name of Allah. Try as you may but you cannot remove religion from this. Look at our own Boko Haram. This is a very sad period for black people too because closeted racists have found their excuse. You need to read the comments everywhere and listen to what people are saying. That is human blood on his hands when it is not as if he slaughtered an animal. This is about religion because you don’t hear muslims coming out full force condemning this in totality. These extremists live amongst them, these extrmeists use the same mosques that they go to, they can fish them out but muslims tend to have a sense of communal mentality. Listen to radio today and hear muslims calling. In one breath they condemn in the other breath they talk about what western governments are doing in countries like iraq and afghanistan. What does that tell you? Half of their brain is saying this wrong, the other half is excusing what these mad men do or trying to understand why they do it and you say it is not about religion. At least when Catholic preits issues started i dont remember any christian syaing ehn you know priests are not allowed to marry, so even though this is wrong you have to see it from that perspective. That is my own problem sha. I am jsut sad and upset today and it is ringing through out the black community that we should be expecting some reprisal attacks. We dont know when but with all this tension it is bound to happen.

    • TheNigerian

      May 23, 2013 at 2:05 pm

      Sad Londoner thank you for that answer. my friends visit the UK occasionally and believe me, racist people over there are looking for a reason to justify their racist tendencies, and we just gave them one. Tomorrow, an honest somebody will go to a foreign embassy and be denied visa. Nigerians in the UK get ready for what will come after this. As for the our country, there should be a law stating that if you were born in a foreign country even to Nigerian parents, as long as you are a citizen of that country, have never seen the shores of our land or/and does not have a Nigerian citizenship or passport, you are not a Nigerian. Bearing a Nigerian name does not make you a Nigerian. There are so many English people with foreign names, that does not make them a National of the foreign country.

    • Tajudeen

      May 26, 2013 at 1:07 am

      Do you really have to accept dem as Nigerians? now, who tell you say dey be Nigerians? are you mad? na people like you dey take una mouth dey spoil una country.. ye ye girll

  3. wowza

    May 23, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    If them they run or play football or dem dey do good things for London you no go hear them mention say the person get Naija descent oh. Anyway dis just dey sad, why people go jus dey kill like this na? Oluwa sha nu fu wa.

  4. Stella Kashmoney

    May 23, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    I pray these idiots pay dearly for their actions.

    • Fun

      May 23, 2013 at 1:06 pm

      they definitely will be locked up for the rest of their lives in a comfortable prison that comes with sky sports channels, good gym and good sports facilities, Britain has abolished the death penalty. radicalised idiots that has probably been affected by the new benefit law that seeks to ensure people on benefit are not better off than people working. he decapitated a human being on the street in the middle of the day and he is apologising that women has to see it and he stopped men from going near and allowed only women! he just killed a British citizen and he was campaigning for people to remove the government because they dont care about them and also said the government policies has not made people safe in Britain, such irony. he DID THE KILLING

    • You dont Know Me!

      May 23, 2013 at 1:46 pm

      twisted minds… really sad!

  5. TT

    May 23, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    ofcourse he will be nigerian, what else would he be? I mean cmon.Its in the blood veins

    • anaximandar

      May 24, 2013 at 1:14 am

      Your papa o! He’s not Nigerian. He’s a complete product of the British society, packed, packaged and sealed Brit.

  6. jcsgrl

    May 23, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    Why naaa??? Why Oh!!!! Who are your parents bikonu? Tufiakwa! Alu!

  7. pynk

    May 23, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    I truly just dont understand what motivates one to murder another outright.
    Nigerians think they are immune to social ills, the nut cases are starting to manifest. Hopefully these killers get what they deserve.
    Nigerians, your UK visas just got harder to procure.

  8. makeupbyebi

    May 23, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    this is so sick! so sick! how can one butcher another human being in the name of what? why ? *sad*

  9. shadders

    May 23, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    S-H-O-C-K-E-D

  10. strnge world

    May 23, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    ofcourse it is religious!

    smh the peaceful muslis should start rejecting these fanatics openly, because at the moment they are all the same to the whole world…

    and this monster had to be black and nigerian

    it haff finish for us over here…

  11. lilz

    May 23, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    Sad londoner well said

  12. Anne

    May 23, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    I knew they were Nigerians when I saw they are black with West African features. Typical! Am even embarrassed to step out today as a W.African Londoner. Savages!

  13. Bella

    May 23, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    More wahala for naija’s travelling abroad now, more black paint. Nigerians will be hated even more now because of this and all those travellign to Europe, i am more than certain things will change in a minute becuase of morons and heartless beings like this, but why does it have to be nigerians all the while? is there no other nation in this world?

  14. Allen

    May 23, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    “…One of the Suspects named and said to be British of Nigerian descent….” Why add the Nigerian descent part? He was born/raised in the U.K. What has his parents country of origin got to do with it? Cos when the so called Nigerian descent british athletes/footballers….sportsmen/women in general win medals for G.Britain you don’t see in the report that they are of Nigerian descent. See life .
    That said, the act remains barbaric, and hiding behind religion to commit such is just appalling.

    • Greg

      May 23, 2013 at 3:11 pm

      Well said..

    • Bold and Beautiful

      May 23, 2013 at 3:19 pm

      My dear,they will add it ooo. Success has many relatives, but no one wants to be associated with failure. Of course they will try to pass the bulk, despite the fact that that guy has almost probably never stepped his foot on Nigerian soil, and most definitely has a British passport. It’s sooo sad, i feel so crushed by this. Like a part of me wants to blame his parents, but i have learnt not to judge anyone until you i walked in their shoes. Really don’t know what to make of this. As if we Nigerians at home and in the diaspora did not have it hard enough before this. We should all brace up, cos we are all directly or indirectly going to feel the repercussions of the actions of this bastard.

  15. heeba

    May 23, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    God will punish all this ppl that do this kind of thing killing innocent people> if you want to fight jihad wear your uniforms ,guns and knives and go the the war front in the middle east and face the American and western soldires there .Hidiots and COWARDS mhseww…..(killing innocent citizens!!!)

  16. Hurperyermie

    May 23, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    END OF THE WORLD

  17. Funmi

    May 23, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    What these guys did is horrific, period. Whether they are Nigerians, Nicaraguans or Martians does not matter. Feeling especially pissed off or ashamed because they have Nigerian descent misses the entire point. That kind of attitude is pretty myopic, almost to the point of being selfish. The crime was horrible- end of story. A man with a family was going about his day doing his job and got hacked to death in broad day light. Would it have been better if the perpetrators were Ghanaian, Malian or Palestinian?

    P.S. I’m pretty sure the racists don’t need further encouragement to continue their jolly racism. This isn’t somehow “making it worse”. Open-minded people have the common sense not to judge all Muslims, black people, *insert group here* by the actions of a few. The people who will jump on this story as further “evidence” that “these people should be kicked out of our country” are the ones who had xenophobic views long before this story broke.

    • laolu

      May 23, 2013 at 10:07 pm

      WELL SAID!

  18. amarachi

    May 23, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    na wa oooooooo which kind thing b this na. y e go b say na 9j

  19. sade A

    May 23, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    Rubbish!!! dude is born and bred in Britain and now dey dont want to claim him???? going all nigerian desent… Absolute rubbish… and werent der 2 pple????

    • Laura

      May 23, 2013 at 10:16 pm

      The other guy was born in Nigeria but obtained British passport recently. There were two murderers.

  20. Berry Dakara

    May 23, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    *in total shock!*

    I mean, he’s just standing there calmly, with blood and a knife in his hands!!!

    This is an atrocity!

  21. Hilda

    May 23, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    If it was the Olympics…they wont say hes “Nigerian” but “British”

  22. FJD

    May 23, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    END TIME… Oppression here and there, hunger, wars, earthquake and storms e.t.c… IT IS WELL !

  23. Ng baby

    May 23, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    men d guy gather heartoooo to hack somebody to death na wahoooo PLS GOD SAVE US FROM DIS KIND TIN ABEG.

  24. ishhhhh

    May 23, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    nw eva & only Nija people fit do so

  25. hanee

    May 23, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    Its not about his nationality or religion, its about his heart and the evil in him

  26. obitalk

    May 23, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    Oyinbo people wereee, see people strolling by as someone is carrying bloody knife strolling about, nobody send anybody, see how people are just strolling about as if it is dog that died.

    London, london, very typical I am not surprised. I witnessed an attack on a train and pple were just looking like mugus, it was until I screamed that the train guy even caught what was happening. Kai!!!!!!!!!! this is horrible, but that woman that went there has liver o.

  27. Someone

    May 23, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    My response to this will be a write up by one Yinka ‘yr’ Raimi
    “The beheading was done by a British citizen and not a Nigerian as speculated; his name does not confirm his nationality.
    This lunatic was born in the United Kingdom, never been to Nigeria, issued a birth certificate in the UK and held a British passport.
    Sky’s crime correspondent Martin Brunt said Adeboloja is a 28-year-old Londoner of Nigerian descent. “He was born in Lambeth, grew up in east London. There are still members of his family living in the area. “He was a student at Greenwich University, but it is not clear what he was studying there. Already on Facebook there are comments from former pupils say that they went to school with him in east London.”

    Suddenly he is now a Nigerian?……
    This guy is not a Nigerian

    British born Michael ‘Mujahid’ Adeboloja with an accomplice yesterday beheaded a British Soldier on a street in Woolwich, London.
    Because he is not Gabriel Agbonlahor playing for Aston Villa and Three Lions, or Andrew Osagie, UK’s reigning 800m champion, or Lawrence Okoye, British Discus Record Holder (68.24m), or Abiodun oyepitan, British Olympic Silver and Gold Medalist, or Christine Ohuruogu, Beijing Olympic British Gold Medalist, or Eniola Aluko, British Olympic Female Football star, or Temi Fagbenle British Olympic Basketball queen, or several other thousands of British citizens with Nigerian connection who are making the country proud, it is being made to look like Nigeria has “shown itself again” in the action of that British boy who beheaded a soldier yesterday.
    Nigeria should just be left out of this.”

    • noni

      May 23, 2013 at 6:02 pm

      Thank you 🙂

    • noni

      May 23, 2013 at 6:06 pm

      Thank you 🙂 I agree 100 per cent.

    • ms.london

      May 23, 2013 at 6:17 pm

      I was born in London, but in London when people are asked where they are from ,we don’t say I am a British citizen , we identify ourselves as Nigerian, Ghanaian, Congolese etc. How can you say leave Nigeria out of this, if he did well or he was a successful sportsman, musician, all of us Nigerians would be saying everywhere,”HE’S NIGERIAN, WE ARE SO PROUD OF HIM” but when a Nigerian does something bad, we want to say leave Nigeria out of this, NO. It doesn’t work like that, wether you do good or bad, people will always bring up your nationality.FACT!

    • pg. london

      May 23, 2013 at 10:27 pm

      Common sense spoken at last.

    • Lin

      May 23, 2013 at 6:25 pm

      GBAM! GBAM!! GBAM!!! You need millions of likes for this comment. Well said!

    • Laura

      May 23, 2013 at 10:19 pm

      The other guy was born in Nigeria but obtained British passport recently. There were two murderers.

  28. whocares

    May 23, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    First things first, the dude is British. Now can can classify him as Nigerian because his parents were and that’s what his last name is, but he has never stepped foot in Nigeria, born and raised in the UK… im pretty sure his Nigerian link does not go past his parents and other people he meets (again this is open to debate.. how do we classify nationality? root or more intimate links to the country?) secondly, this is sad, and I wish people would restrict this case to the facts. he is demented pure and simple and as for religion, that is HIS own demented view of it.. it has nothing to do with Islams as a religious group.. I worry that all this talk here of religion, Islam and Christian, blacks and whites.. man I sooo predicts a riot (cue in Kaiser Chiefs’ – I predicts a riot)

  29. babylove

    May 23, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    I find this appalling and so disgusted that young men like this will hack a fellow human being,who has done nothing wrong but only to serve his country.Evil comes in different faces and its not about religion or race. This young men are so easily brain washed to do this act with the hope of becoming a martyr and having 20 virgins in heaven. Nigerians are the most friendly and nicest people you will ever come across and we do not condone violence. The boston bombers came from Chechen,but that doesn’t mean all Chechen people are bad,the whole world is going through one form of terrorism every day home and away.let us stand strong and embrace peace,evil can never prevail.

  30. nich

    May 23, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    if it is not religion why were they shouting allah kubah………so many people are still in denial that what we are up against

  31. Teddy Bear

    May 23, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    I wish I could comment, but I don’t have the energy this morning. May the soldier’s soul rest in peace. Unless this man’s life or his family’s was in danger, he is a murderous beast as is his accomplice. And about all of the ignorant comments pertaining to Islam, people, please educate yourself and refrain from speaking ill of what you don’t know about. Ignorance is truly a disease.

  32. Es

    May 23, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    During the Olympics they mentioned all the foreigner’s origins. I remember they mentioned that Mo Farah was a Somali born British. They always mention it so I’m not sure why people are saying they won’t mention the ethnicity unless it’s bad news. They always do. This is insanity on the streets… where is this man/boy’s family, mother, father? Why call religion into such a barbaric act. No one even murders anyone like this anymore (not that any form of murder is better) but this is really gruesome and barbaric, walking around with bloody hands, with no remorse and trying to justify the act. He must absolutely be off his rockers!!! STARK RAVING MAD

    • Iris

      May 23, 2013 at 5:39 pm

      Somali-born, yes. That I can swallow. This guy wasn’t even born in Nigeria. The only thing that links him to Nigeria is that his parents are from Nigeria.

    • Lin

      May 23, 2013 at 6:38 pm

      My dear if he was born in Nigeria and grew up in London, that is different from him being born and raised in London. And if I’m not mistaken, he has not seen the shores of Nigeria. With this, he is a Londoner. The only connection he has with Nigeria is his name and his parents who are from Nigeria. With this said, the fact still remains that the British people will try to pin on him being a Nigerian even if he was born and raised in London because of Boko Haram, their sect and all the stuffs going on Nigeria with the Islamic groups.

    • Let them say

      May 24, 2013 at 7:37 am

      Please stop arguing blindly and check your dictionary for the meaning of “descent”. The media stated the fact “British born Londoner of a Nigerian descent” moreso they always connect every individual to their root irrespective of whether they’ve done good or bad- please check your facts and let’s stop being defensive.

  33. Iris

    May 23, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    We need to speak out against this. This man is NOT Nigerian. Britons of Nigerian descent who excel in sports, who are actors, singers etc are identified in the media as BRITISH. This man was born in England, has a British passport, went to school in England and as far as I have gathered from the news, there’s nothing to indicate he’s been to Nigeria. Why is he suddenly Nigerian-British? Do all those other celebrities say they are Nigerian-British? Please let’s tell them to take their citizen back. I am not in denial. Mutallab (unfortunately) is very Nigerian. This geezer IS NOT!

    • noni

      May 23, 2013 at 6:05 pm

      Thank you 🙂 I agree 100 per cent. we need to take a visible stand.

    • Laura

      May 23, 2013 at 10:14 pm

      The other guy was born in Nigeria but obtained British passport recently. There were two murderers.

    • maya

      May 24, 2013 at 12:22 am

      alright laura!!! we hear u so calm your rockers!!! no one is excusing their bloody acts but the british media need to slow it on the guys being nigerians!! this has nothing to do with country of origin but rather a religious based crime of two brainwashed Bastards!!! the act was horrible and i fully understand why the EDL are pissed but attention is being drawn to the wrong thing. they didn’t commit these crimes because they were nigerians but they did because they are sick and twisted individuals shouting religion! these two have definitely opened the flood gates for racists such as yourself to point fingers and blame countries. please honey take several seats if you can’t blame the sole individuals that committed the crime! its not even your fault i blame those bastards!! Death Penalty should be brought back. those boys need to be beheaded in public!!! BASTARDS

  34. Teddy Bear

    May 23, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    *yourselves

  35. Deejay

    May 23, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    Nigerian descent indeed!. Omo toda ni ti baba eyi tiko dara ni ti iya re. Oyindo people dont train their children and they will not allow you to train your own in their land they will tell you its child abuse and take the child away. Dont be surprised that those bastards were probably raised by Briton foster parents. Nigerians are very respectful, cordial, sociable, accommodating and friendly people, therefore violence is alien to our culture. Boko Haram came from Osama bin Laden and his cohorts. A lot of this guys in London are frustrated, idle and stupid “i never chop” people that you people in Nigeria think that they are doing well. Iro nla, a hungry man is an angry man. Cost of living very high, too much cold some of them dont even have homes (a small flat cost like 600 pounds). God will redeem Nigeria because no matter what it is still the best. God will make our leaders desist from their selfish paths and fill their hearts with human milk of kindness and stop amassing wealth that one will not take along to the grave. Vanity. God Bless Nigeria

  36. Omo1

    May 23, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    So who’s the other person? They where two of them..why so much focus on the Nigerian??

    • Laura

      May 23, 2013 at 10:12 pm

      The other guy was born in Nigeria but obtained British passport recently.

  37. justmii

    May 23, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    @ Funmi if you think this situation does not “make it worse” for the black community and muslims in the UK then you are being myopic not other people. Granted, yes it is wrong for people to judge others by the action of a few but this is the real world and in a situation like this the truth is logic does not come to play, emotions on the other hand is rule of the day, people don’t live based on what some might consider reasonable, did you try travelling to the US after the Underwear bomber targeted the States? you might want to find out, do you know the serious blacklash that people from the middle east got after 911 incident and are still getting to this day? Travelling anywhere with the green passport after the under bomber is a guarantee for additional scrutiny. I travelled with my hubby last year to the UK and we were told without any thought by the custom officer that we were being profiled because my husband has a Nigerian passport, my sister travels all the time and to many countries but she has learnt since that incident to give additional leeway in regards to timing because she is going to get pull aside for additional questioning and screening and this is even when she is travelling with friends (who are usually none Nigerians). So to say it will not make things worse for Nigerians and people of Nigerian descent or Islamics is self deceit and living in denial. Why do you think even Britian is trying to distant itself from the murderer? no one likes to be associated with evil because we all know we suffer the repercussions.

    • Funmi

      May 23, 2013 at 4:33 pm

      I was referring to some comments that suggested that members of the general public will somehow become more racist because of this- NOT government policy or travel regulation. E.g. “racist people over there are looking for a reason to justify their racist tendencies, and we just gave them one.” Obviously terrorism has made travel checks more difficult, especially after 9/11. Racial profiling exists on a policy/government/executive level- it’s dumb and I don’t want to digress by talking about it but I’m very aware of it.

      My point was about the idea that average citizens who are already xenophobic are only going to use this as an excuse to continue their racist attitudes. People who have sense are not going to suddenly watch the news and go “Oh crap, Nigerians are terrorists!” For instance, one of the first protests near the scene was carried out by the English Defence League- an openly racist group that wants to put ever black or brown person and their mother on a boat back to “where they came from” (even if they were born and raised in the UK). If a tanned kid somewhere shoplifts, I’m sure they’ll find a way to make it about how immigrants need to be deported in order to purify England.

  38. oh boyohboy

    May 23, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    o please you sef look am

    who no wan claim good thing??

  39. justmii

    May 23, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    oh and by the way when i had an issue with my husband being profiled, the custom officer called his boss who pretty much told us we had to do what we were told. we can accuse people of being xenophobic but the truth is when a select sect continue to be associated with acts of terrorism, there is going to be a mental change in the way they are viewed and the way people view muslims today even people that have had good expriences is with caution because you never know who the crazy ones are it is not like it is written on their foreheads, the same goes for Nigerians and who are we to blame them or call them names?

  40. me

    May 23, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    is he normal, mentally fit? I don’t think so at all..

  41. dan

    May 23, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    eventually the natives will run out of patience with this murderous rage. What then?

  42. Ifeanyi Okagbue

    May 23, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    British and America are – racists. The guy was born and bred in UK. He is a british boy and has nothing to do with Nigeria. If he was excelling in Sports, science or music they would have been no trace to Nigeria at all. Eg. Neyo, Chamillionaire, John Legend, Lemar, Christine Ohuruogu and many more to mention. Arrant Nonsense!!!

    • Laura

      May 23, 2013 at 10:13 pm

      The other guy was born in Nigeria but obtained British passport recently.

  43. AW

    May 23, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    Kai! Another nail in the coffin! As it is we don’t have a good reputation. What is happening? How many years ago it was ‘whatisisname’ that wanted to roast his arse on a delta airline flying to America. Which one come concern us for Iraq, Afghan & Co? Why do we always weep more than the bereaved? How can a sane person wake up in the morning and decide to butcher his fellow man? Are human beings so emotionally bankrupt that we don’t feel? How come all those hate preachers never sacrifice themselves or their kids? It’s always someone else. Why can’t people be smart and realise this.

  44. Sandra

    May 23, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    I hope he gets what he deserves. I have got to say that Nigerians amaze me or should I say indecisive. Weren’t some of you the same ones that got pissed last year when that basketball player Al farouq Aminu said he was an American and he has never been to Nigeria. I also remember vividly that there was an article on BN mid last year : What are you if you were born in the United States/England/Canada to Nigerian Parents. Majority (95%) of you said the person is Nigerian. I guess Nigerians are fast to claim the person when it’s in good light but denounce the person when it is something atrocious like murder.

  45. Aryah

    May 23, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    Argh! My heart sank when I saw the name.
    Argh!

  46. sad

    May 23, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    Nigerians in the United Kingdom have spoken out and condemned the beheading of a citizen yesterday in UK.

    The beheading was done by a British citizen and not a Nigerian as speculated! His name does not confer nationality!

    This lunatic was born in the United Kingdom & has never been to Nigeria. He was issued a birth certificate in the UK and held a British passport. Suddenly he is now a Nigerian?……

    This guy is not a Nigerian!!British born Michael ‘Mujahid’ Adeboloja with an accomplice yesterday beheaded a British Soldier on a street in Woolwich, London.

    Because he is not Gabriel Agbonlahor playing for Aston Villa and Three Lions, or Andrew Osagie, UK’s reigning 800m champion, or Lawrence Okoye, British Discus Record Holder (68.24m), or Abiodun oyepitan, British Olympic Silver and Gold Medalist, or Christine Ohuruogu, Beijing Olympic British Gold Medalist, or Eniola Aluko, British Olympic Female Football star, or Temi Fagbenle British Olympic Basketball queen, or Chuka Umunna (MP) or several other thousands of British citizens with Nigerian connection who are making the country proud, it is being made to look like Nigeria has “shown itself again” in the action of that British boy who beheaded a soldier yesterday.

    We call on the Nigeria High Commission here in United Kingdom to issue emphatic statement deploring such ‘barbaric’ acts of terror while at the same time distancing our beloved country from such acts. These guys are pure British, born and raised here with British values.

    • Laura

      May 23, 2013 at 10:17 pm

      The other guy was born in Nigeria but obtained British passport recently. There were two murderers.

  47. Adedayo

    May 23, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    Oh my God, I am literally at work shakng….I don’t understand…why kill innocent souls?
    What bothered me most was d fact that he thinks he’s justified. … that’s d sad part!!!
    This is just barbaric— to actually stab /cut an innconent person to death n walk around with their blood on ur hand….

    Jesus christ, why am I crying!

  48. Tito

    May 23, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    Thank you. Send ur edited version of dat report 2 Sky.

  49. scallywag

    May 23, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    Could Michael Adebolajo have simply been attempting to serve the notion that he was a kind of freedom fighter and be the one to install validation and consciousness to the plight faced in the Muslim world? Or was this in the end a man’s attempt to install fear in the community as a last desperate resort to avail himself of his own fear and inability to come to terms with his own unease about his wavering identity…?

    scallywagandvagabond.com/2013/05/michael-adebolajo-a-misguided-sense-of-narcissism/

  50. ahmed

    May 23, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    ohhh my god , this is really sad for all the nigerians nd even the muslims, im muslim but what this dude do is apsulutly on accepted in islam , there no place in the qur,an that says you should go out and kill innocent human bein , what qur, an says if you kill one innnocent human bien is like you kill all of humanity , im spechless really dis is sad news for all the black people nd especialy nigerians , really sad 🙁

  51. Jesus is Lord

    May 23, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    why do we argue blindly? he is of nigerian descent means he can be traced back to nigeria as his ancestral root, whether he visited or never did. i trust that most of us, when we were born, bore our fathers’ surname as our surname, rarely would anyone bear their mother’s surname unless their father was unknown. the same applies to where your roots could be traced back to. Yes he is british but British nigerian…let’s live with it! and work hard as individuals to make our country proud.

    • Let them say

      May 24, 2013 at 8:20 am

      Thank you!!!

  52. Lumi

    May 23, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    its really bad…a closet rascist at my place of work…has already gone on her facebook page to blame blacks, eastern europeans and paskistani’s..as the cause of the trouble’s in the U.K.

  53. sam

    May 23, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    why can’t the Nigerian government issue a statement? these men have never been to Nigeria. But idiot Goodluck Jonathan will not say a word.

  54. nene

    May 23, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    i really think he’s mad, and i smell foul play. then again, a life was lost. this is just going to cause racism, islamophobia, and xenophobia in england. see the boston bombers in the US. i really still don’t believe muslims are violent as the world portrays them and there’s a vendetta on muslims all over the world. only God will help us in this world.

  55. Droom

    May 24, 2013 at 12:22 am

    Muttahab was born in London but the report came back as Nigerian so this should not bother any one,the youths are getting radicalized in Britain and I hope they face the serious issue at hand and stop trying to swing the nationality card!

  56. nawa

    May 24, 2013 at 12:45 am

    It’s confirmed! he’s an islamic radical, they showed him on bbc with d popular radical leader in the Uk . He was right behind their leader in a protest few years back on 2 different occassions. So he’s not just a lunatic with a sudden high on cheap drugs that decided to butcher someone in broad day light. He knew what he w anted!and the fact that he waited patiently and boasted till the police arrived. I bet he felt d sense of pride of wanting to die a martyr as most of these extremist do. An average murderer wud run for their life, tho they get caught eventuali later. Is it me or has any one noticed that other neighbouring countries such as ghana are nt involved in such terror acts? Only in nig we have boko haram, then we had that nigerian that wanted to blow up a plane to USA few xmases back, now we have d human butcher! NiGerians! Let’s pray!!!

  57. anaximandar

    May 24, 2013 at 1:07 am

    The man Michael Adebolajo is as British as they come. He was born and bred a British, went to British schools and converted to Islam in Britain. He had never had any contact whatsoever with Nigeria and I’m pretty certain he’d cringe at the idea of being called a Nigerian. I won’t be accosted for this man’s crime. I won’t be called names for his undoings. I’ve said it on Facebook and I’ll say it here; Nigeria still has some dignity. Woolwich and especially Adebolajo is not a Nigerian problem. It’s an entirely British one. We have Malians and Chadeans and Cameroonians aiding Boko Haram as they unleash terror on my country, have I painted them black? No. Have they painted themselves black? No. I refuse to be painted black because a supposed Nigerian murdered a war veteran in UK. I sympathise with the bereaved and indeed the UK for the dastardly act. But my country has absolutely nothing to do with it.
    mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/woolwich-attack-suspect-michael-adebolajo-1907860

  58. Moimeme

    May 24, 2013 at 4:01 am

    I really don’t think this is about religion as such. At least one of them must have a mental illness because to do such a thing in the full glare of the public says a lot about it.
    Bottom line: this guy and others like him need to be put in a maximum security mental hospital.

  59. NNENNE

    May 24, 2013 at 4:30 am

    So sad.I am simply bereft of words. Saudi Arabia, whom you guys contribute money for in the name of pilgrimage, on top of the money they already have, did not fight for Islam, It is you stupid, black ass Nigger that will fight for it.
    You did not fight for the development of your ancestral home that is falling into pieces. Who gave you the authority to take another life?
    May Amadioha, Kamanu, Sango, Ani,etc strike you all to death over there so that tax payers money will not be waste over trial.
    May the soul of the departed rest in peace .Amen.

  60. Stella

    May 24, 2013 at 5:30 am

    The bad guys are not Nigerians ..Nigerians
    all over the world should speak out and
    condemn the beheading of a citizen
    yesterday in UK. The beheading was done by
    a British citizen and not a Nigerian as
    speculated, his name does not confirm his
    nationality. This lunatic was born in the
    United Kingdom, never been to nigeria,
    issued a birth certificate in the UK and held a
    British passport. Suddenly he is now a
    Nigerian?……This guy is not a Nigerian British
    born Michael ‘Mujahid’ Adeboloja with an
    accomplice yesterday beheaded a British
    Soldier on a street in Woolwich,
    London.Because he is not Gabriel Agbonlahor
    playing for Aston Villa and Three Lions, or
    Andrew Osagie, UK’s reigning 800m
    champion, or Lawrence Okoye, British Discus
    Record Holder (68.24m), or Abiodun
    oyepitan, British Olympic Silver and Gold
    Medalist, or Christine Ohuruogu, Beijing
    Olympic British Gold Medalist, or Eniola
    Aluko, British Olympic Female Football star,
    or Temi Fagbenle British Olympic Basketball
    queen, or several other thousands of British
    citizens with Nigerian connection who are
    making the country proud, it is being made
    to look like Nigeria has “shown itself again”
    in the action of that British boy who
    beheaded a soldier yesterday.Nigeria should
    just be left out of this. they should take
    responsibility 4 once.

  61. [email protected]

    May 24, 2013 at 10:40 am

    the vile family are not sorry sister blessing smiling as she gets into a fed car. brittian is a bloody disgrace for tolerating this hinious murder

  62. Sad Londoner

    May 24, 2013 at 11:02 am

    bella naija, how did you guys approve the above comment. Why please explain

  63. Tangerine

    May 24, 2013 at 11:49 am

    My only thought would be why they didn’t label Damilola Taylor’s lynching as a terrorist or racist attack? i guess the blood of that young man is still crying for justice and is back to haunt them.

  64. Seyi

    May 24, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    Sorry guys but Bella it is slightly ignorant of you to title this young man as Nigerian British. International press confirm that this young man is born and bred in the UK, this is not the time to start claiming such to be a national of our country because he has a Nigerian name, after all when Nigerian born athletes compete for the UK their medals are not attributed to us.

  65. Remymartin

    May 24, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    Producing crude oil in Nigeria (attacker parents) and refining it into petrol (2 attackers) in United Kingdom are two different thing. These are not Nigerians, their parents are. How can you trace back the petrol purchased at BP, shell esso back to the origin when your car engine get – up. As someone said refined, packaged & produced in UK

  66. dami

    May 25, 2013 at 12:18 am

    This is just crazy, the fact that he’s black is my own problem. So scared of walking on the streets

  67. Toyin

    May 25, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    Please what is all this claim for. The guy has a Nigerian name doesnt mean he is Nigerian born and raised. As far as the UK is concerned Christine Ijeoma Ohuruogu, Taio Cruz, Seal etc are all British. Those that have brought them honour regardless of their parents enthic background have been proudly called bristish. so why on Earth are Nigerians making a fuss about Michael being from Nigeria. He is British!!(born and raised) full stop. You guys stop claiming what isnt ours. We got enough problems as it is.

  68. bisi

    May 27, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    PARENT!!! please have time for your children course they need you most in their teenage life, DONT spend all your life working for you to pay up your mortgage, I didn’t say you should not work but always have time for your children because that is the age they need you most. may God help us AMEN.

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