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British Nigerians Condemn Killing Of Soldier In Woolwich, London

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British Nigerians Condemn Killing Of Soldier In Woolwich, London

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May 25, 2013 – Nigerians In The UK Condemn Killing Of British Soldier In Woolwich, South London

Below is an official Press release by the central association of Nigerians in the UK (CANUK) over the brutal murder of an innocent British Soldier in Woolwich.

There are unconfirmed reports that one of the perpetrators of the violence in Woolwich South East London (yesterday) is a British Nigerian Muslim man. (Both of them now)

If this is true, then the entire Nigerian community (whether of the Christian, Muslim, traditional or and other religious affiliation) in the UK dissociate ourselves completely from this man and his supporters.

The Central Association of Nigerians in the UK (CANUK), the umbrella organization of all Nigerian associations in the UK on behalf of people of Nigerian origin condemn in no uncertain terms the mindless killing of an innocent British Soldier or any human being for that matter.

We refuse to agree or believe that any member of our community will pick a knife to kill an innocent person or settle any score, whether political, economic, social or religious and for whatever reasons.

Violence of any type and lawlessness in any form is not acceptable to us as a civilised community.

We restate that as a very lawful and hardworking community we condemn violence in any form or shape.

Nigerians are known to be hard working and energetic people with respect for other people’s rights.

We commiserate with the families of this soldier and appeal to parents to ensure that they keep tab on their children to prevent them from being brain washed into committing crimes against humanity by those who have points to score against government.

We likewise condemn statements by intolerant, cowardly people indicating their intent to bring violence to London. WE WILL NOT BE PART OF IT! Brave men don’t carry knives. This indeed is not in our character as a people.

As proud British Nigerians we support peaceful coexistence among all people in the UK and in the world and the right for everyone to aspire and pursue a peaceful, prosperous life.

Signed for CANUK
Bimbo Roberts Folayan
Chair, CANUK



  1. papa

    May 25, 2013 at 5:19 PM

    I wonder what muslims are doing in the uk, why don’t they go to their arab countries??
    Its so obvious that Islam is terrorism, only a blind fool will argue that.

  2. Esther

    May 25, 2013 at 7:14 PM

    Thanks for setting the records straight

  3. Eunice

    May 25, 2013 at 11:58 PM

    God we are now under your feet bcos a lot are in your hands now

  4. chase

    May 26, 2013 at 2:47 AM

    this foolish and unpredictable infidels are supposed to have a planet of thier own, they have cause the whole world so much pains, and are not supposed to rank humans, shedding innocent blood all in the name of islam. SHAME ON YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Linda

    May 26, 2013 at 5:27 AM

    Thiese muslims are the people destroying the world, they claimed that their religion is peace, does this look like peace? killing and bombing inocent people all over. why can’t they go to Saudi Arabia and live there, you people said the British and Americans are bad, why don’t you go back to your mohammed country. Evil minded muslims, you turned your quran upside down saying an eye for an eye if that is the case let others start bombing your mosques and where you claim that you are receiving your brain washed sermon all over the world.

  6. da game behind da game

    May 26, 2013 at 10:10 AM

    Another cash cow group called central association of Nigerians in the uk, which the key objective is organising camouflaged ceremonies for the Nigerian government officials to launder Nigeria’s money in the uk. I strongly advise the traitors that formed and run this organisation to change the name to central assassination of Nigerians in the uk which is what they truly stand for.
    On the other hand, I strongly condemned the barbaric action carried out by these two individuals on an innocent father. However, these two individuals are now branded Nigerians because they did not happened to be in the Olympic Team GB. Besides, all the Nigerians in the Team GB are branded British whereas the ones that commits crime or even imprison are grouped Nigerians.
    Prevention is better than cure in other word, we have to be proactive rather than being reactive towards every single subject. Precisely, what happened in Woolwich is not about nationality rather is one of the outcomes of the neo-colonialism approaches recently adopted by the western countries in 21 century. Honestly, beheading and other barbaric acts happen in war torn countries everyday are supported by the west.
    For instance in Syria, the backed terrorist group supported by the westerners renamed the rebel’s commits such atrocities everyday such as cutting people open and eating their hearts, using children to behead people and hardly do such barbaric act broadcasted on the western mainstream news channels. Furthermore, the barbaric atrocity of the drone killings has destroyed lot of families and generations in undeveloped countries.
    Since the big fish will always try to eat the small fish, greed happens to be the cause of the problems in the world. We are all ignorant of something until it happens to us. The world has moved on and changed since the slavery and colonial days. Therefore, the outcome of the western foreign policy has achieved nothing but hate, destruction and insecurity in the world.
    God treats everyone equally and we have to treat others the way we will like to be treated. Instead of putting money towards weapons, genetic modified foods, exploring mars and space, financing wars in undeveloped countries to achieve a selfish and greedy results etc rather such money should be channelled to social problems in order to make god’s world a better place.
    Finally, I recommend the deluded African so called leaders to open their eyes or visit space savers, in order to see that the money they launders to the western countries contributes towards infrastructure improvements as well as researches that develops drones, bombs etc that destroys undeveloped countries.

  7. Dokay

    May 26, 2013 at 12:02 PM

    I concor wit u@da game.our power hungry leaders do not hv any interest of their country @ hrt.america is conserving their oil bt our own is being milk out d nxt 100yrs earthquakes wil be devastating our country.worst stil,d oil wil no more b there nd wil b as miserable as anything.worst stil d money we hv nw,we cnt develop technology dat wil sustain our future,by then america wil by b tired of their grants cos d wont b benefiting frm.ONLY GOD KNOWS wat wil hapen to nigeria.i wish my leaders cud think.

  8. bose ade

    May 26, 2013 at 3:07 PM

    All religions are violent, the religious organisation need to rewrite and update their religious books.I do not see why we fight over what we do not really know, no one has seen God face to face, to tell us which religion that is right, No matter how you might rate yourself as choosing ones, God will not because of it divide the sky for you to have your own space , or divide the sun .The world need to find a way to make ourselves understand that it is not worth fighting over God, God is for all of all , it is not for just one religion , or whether you believe on anything or not , he made us in his image , each one of us have our ideas , so, we should not let our ideals to disturb others.

  9. owoeye olabanji

    May 26, 2013 at 3:52 PM

    @da game behind the game your comment though may be true but would like to furnish you with the info that there are still some organisations that are truly formed for genuine reasons NANC is the genuine representative of Nigerians in UK and we do not collect a single dime from Nigerian government nor the high commission and have always being in the forefront of helping Nigerians in our communities in UK we don’t just exist in London but rather all over UK we have condemned the barbaric action and have taken genuine actions to quell the whole situation am sure you must know a thing or two before making your statement so would leave it at that

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