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Nigeria, UK Prime Minister, School Mourn Boy, 14, Killed In London Sword Attack

Nigeria’s Federal Government has expressed condolences to the family of its British-born citizen, 14-year-old Daniel Anjorin, who tragically lost his life in a sword attack that occurred in London on Tuesday.

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak condemned the attack on X.

“This is a shocking incident. My thoughts are with those affected and their families,” he wrote on Tuesday.

He thanked the emergency services for their response and paid tribute to the bravery shown by police on the scene.

Bancroft’s School on Wednesday, also, mourned 14-year-old British-Nigerian boy, Daniel Anjorin, who died from injuries sustained during a sword attack in London.

The teenager died on Tuesday morning as he walked to school in Hainault, in the east of Britain’s capital, when he was attacked by a man wielding what appeared to be a Samurai-type sword.

The Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, on Thursday, described the incident as “unfortunate, sad, and gruesome.”

Dabiri-Erewa, in a statement signed by the spokesperson of NiDCOM, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, condoled with the family of the deceased and the Nigerian communities in the UK, while “praying unto God to rest the soul of young Daniel whose life was cut short on Tuesday.”

She maintained optimism that decisive actions would be taken to ensure that the culprit, who is already in police custody, receives appropriate punishment, the statement added.

Anjorin was a student at Bancroft’s private school in Woodford Green.

The suspect, Marcus Aurelio Arduini Monzo, appeared before the court facing charges related to Anjorin’s murder.

Monzo faces multiple charges, including two counts of attempted murder, two counts of grievous bodily harm, aggravated burglary, and possession of a bladed article.

Four individuals, including two Metropolitan Police officers, were injured in the incident on Tuesday.

Monzo, aged 36, appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court today and was remanded in custody Thursday morning.

He is set to remain in custody until his appearance at the Old Bailey, scheduled for Tuesday unless a hearing is arranged for Friday.

In a statement on their website, the police said they arrested the suspect, a 36-year-old man who remained in custody on suspicion of murder. He had not been named as of Wednesday.

The school attended by Anjorin said in a statement on its website that they had been left in “profound shock and sorrow” at the pupil’s death.

“He was a true scholar, demonstrating commendable dedication to his academic pursuits. His positive nature and gentle character will leave a lasting impact on us,” Bancroft’s, in Woodford Green, near Hainault, wrote.

The police said the horror unfolded just before 7 am when the accused crashed a van into a house fence, hitting a man before stabbing him in the neck.

A 35-year-old man was then attacked inside a nearby property, causing lacerations to his arm.

The suspect then went on to attack Anjorin who, according to the police, tragically died from the injuries.

Police arrived on the scene 12 minutes after the first emergency call and attempted to neutralise the suspect with incapacitant spray and a Taser gun but these had little effect.

The suspect seriously injured two police officers, both of whom required surgery on Tuesday and remained in hospital.

One of the victims, a woman, suffered severe injuries to her arm and nearly lost a hand, the police said.


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