Woolwich Murder Suspect 'Of Nigerian Descent'

World | May 23, 2013, Thursday // 16:22|  views

One of the suspects in the murder of a serving UK soldier in East London has been identified as a 28-year-old Islam convert of Nigerian descent.

One of the assailants has been identified as 28-year-old Michael Adebolajo, UK media report. Adebolejo was said to come from a devout Christian family, but converted to Islam when he finished college.

He and another man are under arrest in hospital after being shot by police after Wednesday's attack in Woolwich.

Shortly after the brutal killing, a man, thought to be Adebolajo, was filmed by a passer-by, saying he carried out the attack because British soldiers killed Muslims every day.

BBC has informed that both suspects in the killing were known to security services.
Prime Minister David Cameron has said the UK will "never give in to terror or terrorism".

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