According to a report from Daily Mail, the men who descended on a soldier in Woolwich yesterday and killed him in cold blood are found to be British citizens of Nigerian descent.
The London police raided the house of one of the suspects after his name was revealed on Twitter as Michael Adebolajo. He was seen ranting on a video shortly after the murder. The suspects were said to have converted to a radical form of Islam although they were not suspected to have any ties with Boko Haram.
Throughout the frenzied attack the two killers shouted ‘Allah Akbar’ – Arabic for ‘God is great’ – then demanded horrified witnesses film them as they ranted over the crumpled body.
The two attackers in their 20s, waited calmly for armed police to arrive before charging at officers brandishing a rusty revolver, knives and meat cleavers.
When the old pistol was shot towards police it backfired and blew the thumb off one of the men.
Moments later they were cut down in a hail of bullets believed to be fired by a woman marksman. Last night both men were being treated in hospital for their wounds.
As the police raided a detached house in Lincolnshire village where Adebolajo was listed to have lived in 2004, One nearby resident said: ‘I know his family have ties to London, but whoever is at this house is very secretive.‘The curtains are always drawn at the front and the back, I’ve never seen anybody in the garden, either.’