The black communities have had to mourn the death of youthful members of the Nigerian community in the UK since January 2018.

Within the spate of the first four months in 2018, seven Nigerian youths under the age of 30-years-old have been murdered in cold blood in the United Kingdom.

The Nigerian communities in the UK have continued to mourn youthful members of the communities that have been hacked down as a result of gang wars or cruel murder since January 2018.

Taofeek Lamidi, 20

Taofeek Lamidi (Newham Recorder)

Hours before the celebration of New Year’s day on January 1, 2018, 20-year-old Taofeek Lamidi was murdered in East London after being stabbed repeatedly.

Taofeek, a former Eastlea Community School pupil suffered fatal stab wounds on Memorial Avenue two days before his 21st birthday, in one of four fatal unrelated attacks across London over the New Year.

The young Nigerian was pronounced dead at the scene at 8.22pm despite police and paramedics’ efforts to resuscitate him.

Oluwadamilola Odeyingbo, 18

Oluwadamilola Odeyingbo (Croydon Advertiser)

On January 9, 2018, 18-year-old Oluwadamilola Odeyingbo was murdered in Chislehurst, Kent.

According to multiple reports, Odeyingbo was murdered during a fight which occurred at Empress Drive in Chislehurst, Kent.

While Oluwadamilola’s killers are yet to be identified, the policemen in the south-east of London, England have launched an investigation.

Harry Uzoka, 25

Harry Uzoka (Vanity Fair)

Barely 10 days after Oluwadamilola’s murder, Harry Uzoka, a 25-year-old Nigerian was murdered on January 19, 2018.

Harry, a Nigerian-British model who has been making a mark internationally in the modeling world, was stabbed to death in West London.

The London police had described Uzoka’s murder as a “robbery gone wrong” after he was found on a pavement suffering a knife wound to his chest.

Rotimi Oshibanjo, 26

Rotimi Oshinbajo (getwestlondon.com)

February 2018 was not devoid of the series of the murder of Nigerian youths as Rotimi Oshinbajo met his untimely death at just 26-years-old.

Reports revealed that Rotimi was fatally stabbed inside a property in the Halliday Square housing estate on Monday, February 19, 2018.

Efforts to resuscitate Rotimi proved abortive as he died before getting to the hospital.

However, 39-year-old Mark Tyrone Thomas has been remanded in custody at the court ahead of a plea hearing on May 11, 2018.

Kelvin Odunuyi, 19

Kelvin Oduniyi (Stunt FM)

On March 8, 2018, Kelvin Odunuyi, a Nigerian teenager who lives in the United Kingdom, was shot dead in front of a cinema in the United Kingdom.

Kelvin’s death is suspected to have been one of the many causalities in an ongoing gang war.

The 19-year-old Kelvin had met his untimely death after he visited Wood Green, an environment known for widespread violence.

Odunuyi met his end at the Vue Cinema located in the area according to the Evening Standard.

Abraham Badru, 26

Abraham Badru (The Independent)

On Sunday, March 25, 2018, 26-year-old Abraham Badru, son of a Nigerian lawmaker, was killed late in the evening.

Evening standard reports that Badru was approached and shot in the chest near his family home in Dalston, Hackney.

While the family is grieving, the police are offering a reward of up to £20,000 for information about the murder of a man shot dead “without warning”.

The brilliant Badru was awarded the National Police Bravery Award in 2009 for stopping a rapist from attacking a teenage girl.

Israel Ogunshola, 18

On April 4, 2018, another Nigerian teenager, Israel Ogunsola was killed on the streets of the United Kingdom.

According to reports, Israel died in the shadow of a railway bridge on Link Street at the junction with Morning Lane in Hackney at 8.24pm.

The 18-year-old died about half an hour after being stabbed and despite the efforts of police officers, paramedics and a trauma doctor from London’s air ambulance.

Meanwhile, the London police have arrested and charged a 17-year-old boy alongside another suspect with the murder of Israel, who was stabbed to death in east London.

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