NIGERIANS ARE PEACE LOVING PEOPLE
KILLER SUSPECT, MICHAEL ADEBOLAJO, A BRITISH OF NIGERIAN DESCENT
African Partnership Development, APD, wishes to condemn the barbaric act of the murder suspects, Michael Adebolajo, a British born to Nigerian parents and his accomplice. The killing is abominable, unacceptable and very barbaric. Our thoughts are with the family of the deceased, a serving British soldier who was hacked down in broad day light on the street of Woolwich, London, the MoD and the British Government.
The murder suspects were born in Britain, lived in Britain, schooled in Britain and probably radicalised in Britain, though Michael Adebolajo, a Muslim convert and one of the murder suspects, has link with Nigeria, his actions have nothing to do with Nigeria and the Nigeria Community in the UK.
Nigerians in the UK are peaceful, hard working British residents, committed to building a wealthier, stronger and safer Britain. As far as we are aware, Islam does not support their actions and killing orientations.
Their action did not in anyway reflect the opinions of the people on British Foreign Policy. We express our support for a safer, wealthier and richer britain and all the efforts of British government in this direction.
We believe the Nigerian Community in the UK and all its different socio-cultural organisations, in a very strong language, also condemn the killing. It is not Nigerian-like, radicalisation is strange to the Nigerian community and the people.
APD will like to call on the Nigerian High Commission in the UK to immediately issue a statement condemning the killing and re-assuring the British people and government of the peaceful nature of Nigerians.
African Partnership Development