One soldier was reportedly beheaded and two formerly presumed Somalis but later confirmed Nigerians critically wounded during a shooting incident in John Wilson Street, close to the Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich, south east London, UK on May 22, 2013. The Nigerians are believed to be the assailants who beheaded the serving British soldier. They were shot by police who confronted them.
Eye witnesses posted their accounts on Twitter, some saying that the soldier was ambushed, run over and hacked at by two black men armed with machetes, knives and meat cleavers. Unconfirmed reports say the attackers chanted Allahu Akbar while beheading the soldier.
The victim was later identified as 25 year old Drummer Lee Rigby of the 2nd Battalion the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers. Identity of one of his attackers is believed to be Michael Adebolajo.
Video of one of presumed killers, a black man with bloodied hands, carrying a knife and a meat cleaver tells the person videotaping that the Brits would never be the same and suggests to remove the government. I’ve updated this video with raw, original, unedited version because the first release had important parts of his speech censored out or narrated over by British press.