Thursday, 23 May 2013
Echoes Of The Woolwich Murder And The Nigerian Diaspora
Following the murder of a member of the British Armed Forces in South East London by two men of African descent with one purported to be Nigerian,who has been named as Michael Adebolajo, 28 years old, born in Lambert. He grew up in East London. His dad lives in Lincolnshire and this is the house that is being searched. He was a student of the university of Greenwich! I can only imagine what this means for millions of Nigerians in Britain. “We swear by almighty Allah we will never stop fighting you,” the attacker said, with the body of the victim lying just yards away. “The only reason we have done this is because Muslims are dying every day.” “This British soldier is an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth,” the attacker added, apparently referring to British military efforts in Afghanistan. The Social Media has been awash with reactions from different angles and I noticed a lot of Nigerians have been airing their views on the matter, expressing their displeasure at the recent development and questioning the attacker’s actual origin. We on the home front would love to know how they feel being Nigerian and within close range to the incident, how do they feel this would affect them individually and do they think in some way this incident will lean heavily on immigration policies? "I think Nigerians in Britain should arrange a protest on the day of this Adeboloja's hearing that no matter how his names sound like Nigerian, we disown him, that Nigerians are peace loving people and do not involve in killing people or preaching, hatred or terrorism." "Bullshit, That was definitely not a Nigerian ascent. He sounds Somalian. Check it out on YouTube."