The pair waited for police to arrive after publicly hacking a soldier in broad daylight in one of the most disturbing terrorist attacks to hit the West.
The two attackers have been formally identified as British Nigerian and are currently receiving treatment for their wounds in separate hospitals.
Yesterday’s horrific murder of a soldier in the streets of London continues to dominate the news globally today. One of the killers has been unofficially identified as Micheal Muhajad Adebolajo, a British citizen of Nigerian desent.
Michael Adebolajo, 28, was born in Lambeth, south London, in 1985 to a Christian family of Nigerian descent.
At the age of 15 or 16 he started getting involved in Islam and started to speak about Jihadi ideas.
He joined several extremist groups – including Al Muhajiroun – that were banned in Britain and in 2003 converted to Islam, calling himself Mujaheed while at Marshalls Park School.
Fearing he had become radicalised, his parents moved him away from Romford to a village in Lincolnshire.
He then went to university in Greenwich, living in Eltham while he was a student.
A former friend told the Evening Standard that he was a Christian.
The friend said: ‘He started getting involved with Islam aged about 15 or 16, and that is why his parents moved him away out of the area. It is utterly shocking to see what he has done. It’s unbelievable.’
The security services, including MI5, were aware of him and his accomplice, who has not been named but is believed to be from Harold Hill, close to Romford.
The UK has been shaken today by a brutal killing of a soldier that took place in broad daylight earlier today.
Two men were seen to hack and behead a man in open view of shocked onlookers with one killer calming walking upto a passerby, with bloodied hands and cleavers and further preaching Islamic extremism on camera.
The two attackers then calmly waited for police to arrive and were shot at the scene by firearms officers. They are currently receiving medical treatment in two different undisclosed hospitals.
This is too shocking for words.
The video captured the madness in Brazil with a jeering, laughing crowd who also enjoyed the live action!
For the duration of the clip, the pair trade insults on a packed train, culminating in the woman calling the teen a “smelly Nigerian”.
The teen then responds by physically attacking the female before the scuffle is broken up by fellow passengers.