Amb.Habib Habu, Consul General of Nigeria in New York stated this in a message on Thursday.
24 May, 2013
Amb.Habib Habu, Consul General of Nigeria in New York stated this in a message on Thursday.
The other Woolwich killer has been identified as Michael Oluwatobi Adebowale, 22, of Greenwich, southeast London.
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The cleric Omar Bakri Mohammed has been secretly filmed stating that decapitation of the enemies of Islam was permitted.
Today, in comments met with outrage, he told that he could understand the feeling of rage that had motivated the attackers and that what they had done could be justified under certain interpretations of Islam.
Michael Adebolajo, a British-Muslim convert of Nigerian origin who gave a video interview with a meat cleaver in his bloodied hands while the body of 25-year-old Drummer Lee Rigby lay on the street behind him, declared that he was fighting for “Almighty Allah”.
Last night the second suspect was understood to be Michael Adebowale, 22, of Greenwich.
Mr Bakri Muhammed, who now lives in Lebanon, said: “I saw the film and we could see that he [the suspect] was being very courageous.
“Under Islam this can be justified, he was not targeting civilians, he was taking on a military man in an operation. To people around here [in the Middle East] he is a hero for what he has done.”
Mr Bakri Muhammed said of the suspect: “I knew him as Michael when he came to the meetings and then he converted and he became known as Abdullah. I hear he then started calling himself Mujahid. He asked questions about religion, he was curious.
He had first started coming when there was a lot of anger about the Iraq war and the war on terror. Whether I influenced him or not, I do not know. But he was a quiet boy, so something must have happened.”
In other developments, two new arrests were made: a man and a woman on suspicion of conspiracy to murder, following raids at six addresses in London and Lincoln.
Shocking footage also surfaced of the pair being shot by armed response officers from the Metropolitan Police.
The video below shows one of the men charge at police and drop one of his knives before being gunned down.
His accomplice is seen raising his arm and aiming a handgun at officers before he too is downed, as eight shots ring out in total.
In 2007, following the conviction of a group British Pakistanis who had plotted to kidnap and behead a British soldier, a secret recording emerged of Mr Bakri Muhammed saying: “When you meet [Westerners], slice their own necks. And when you make the blood spill all over, and the enemy becomes so tired, now start to take from them prisoners. Then free them or exchange them until the war is finished.
“Verily they remind the sunnah of removing the head of the enemy. They remind the sunnah of slaughtering the enemy. They remind the sunnah of how to strike the neck of the enemy. They removed the head of the enemy. Use the sword and remove the head of the enemy.”
In another message, Mr Bakri Muhammed had said he hoped that “British Muslims who are in the Army over there” (Afghanistan) can be captured.
Mr Bakri Muhammed, who is Syrian-born, and has named one of his sons after Osama bin Laden, stated that he and his followers were not involved in violence while residing in the UK due to what had become known as the “covenant of security” under which Islamist organisations were allowed to carry out their activities, but desisted from taking armed action in the country which had given them refuge.
“But in this case obviously the covenant of security did not apply,” he said.
“Beheading is how criminals were executed under the laws, but that must happen with a Sharia court and decision by judges with criminals. On this occasion he was taking military action, not a legal one.”
A 29-year-old woman at a home in south London, and a man of the same age, were arrested in arrested at an undisclosed location.
The two men shot by police remain in hospital with non-fatal injuries but it is understood officers are yet to interview the pair. It emerged that the shooting was captured by a council camera. Two officers fired their guns and a third fired a taser weapon, the Independent Police Complaints Commission said.
"Angel" did not want victim to die alone
The son of a woman who became known as the "angel" of the Woolwich attacks has spoken about what made his mother stay praying by the side of dying soldier Lee Rigby.
He said: "She just thought at the time, imagine if that was my son. No one wants to die with no one by their side. She just wanted to comfort the guy." He did not want to be named.
Family friend Joe Tallant said: "She wanted to comfort the man... She put her hands on his chest and prayed."
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The Nigerian Army 34 Artillery Brigade Obinze Imo State has arrested a 27-year old man, Mr. Ejike Anyaibe from Ikeduru local government area of Imo State, for allegedly parading himself as an army captain and extorting money from unsuspecting Imo citizens with the aim of securing them opportunity in the on-going recruitment in the Nigerian Army.
This happened moments before the arrival of President Goodluck Jonathan, who was accompanied by his Ghanaian counterpart, John Dramani.
As lovers of the popular reality TV show, Big Brother Africa brace up for the 8th season this weekend, millions of viewers across Nigeria will be wondering whether the feat achieved by Kevin Pam, Uti Nwachukwu and Karen Igho in 2009, 2010 and 2011 editions of the shows respectively will happen again. As we still cast our minds back to last year's edition (2012) when the Nigerian reps, Chris and Ola had to leave the show early based on health grounds, and most recently the death Goldie, the Nigerian celebrity representative. Of course we will all wish for better luck this time.
A woman, Sakirat Attah, 25, has been arrested by the police at Elemoro Division, Lekki, Lagos, southwest Nigeria, for severely scalding her son’s face.
The petty trader who resides at Abijo village in Ibeju Lekki, allegedly carried out the dastardly act while punishing little Daniel for licking their neighbour’s soup.
P.M.NEWS gathered that Sakirat also used a broken bottle to stab Daniel in the head during her fit of anger and he sustained a deep cut in the head
A police source told P.M.NEWS that the victim’s neighbours rescued him from the mother and quickly rushed him to a nearby hospital due to excessive loss of blood.
P.M.NEWS gathered that trouble started for the little boy when their co-tenant allegedly caught him licking their pot of soup and reported him to his mother.
The mother of the child was said to have dragged her son inside her room and locked the door. She allegedly lit her stove and put an iron spoon on it to get hot and used it to burn her son’s face and hands as punishment.
It was also gathered that when the little boy was not cooperating with her, she allegedly broke a bottle and stabbed him in the head before neighbours who allegedly heard the boy crying for help entered the woman’s room and rescued him.
During interrogation, the little boy allegedly admitted licking the soup because he was seriously hungry since his mother did not provide food for him to eat on time.
The neighbours, it was learnt, reported the matter to the police who arrested the woman.
During interrogation, she allegedly admitted scalding her son with hot spoon to teach him a lesson not to steal again, adding that she did not know that the torture would cause the boy such injuries.
After investigation, she was charged before an Igbosere Magistrate’s Court, Lagos on a one count charge of assaulting a minor occasioning bodily harm.
The offence, the prosecutor, Supol E. C. Ekuma said, contravened section 171 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011. The accused pleaded not guilty to the charge and the presiding chief magistrate, Mrs. Femi Segun admitted her on bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum with proof of two years tax payment to the Lagos State Government.
She also directed that one of the sureties must be a blood relation, while the other must be a community leader. She adjourned the matter till 27 June, 2013 for mention.
The defendant was, however, moved to Kirikiri Prison, Apapa, pending when she would fulfill the bail conditions.
Despite the emergency rule and the deployment of over 3000 Joint Taks Force troops in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital, some gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram sect yesterday shot dead provision store dealer, Mr. Bitrus Kwaji and his son (name witheld), while one child suspected to be Almajiri was killed by a stray bullet in Chescon area of Federal low cost of the metropolis.
A 45-year-old house wife, Malama Hadiza Sani of Gada Village in Bungudu Local Government area of Zamfara has allegedly committed suicide.
After weeks of denial, Nollywood bad boy, Jim Iyke and fair complexioned Ghollywood screen goddess, Nadia Buari have confirmed they are both dating.
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The Police and the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Thursday, engaged in a battle of wit over who among them has statutory power to prosecute drug offences.
The face-off came to the fore at the Federal High Court, Ado Ekiti when a case involving alleged possesion of narcotic drug (Indian hemp) by an accused person, Andrew Daniel, came up for hearing
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