As England slowly comes to terms with the horrific and brutal event of Wednesday 22nd May 2013 in which a soldier was hacked to death; a lot of non-indigenous residents of England who are of Nigerian heritage like the two suspects - Adebolajo and Adebowale whose Ethnicity would normally be described as Black / African Caribbean /Afro Caribbean / Black British are now either British Nigerian or simply NIGERIAN.
The appropriate description of the two suspects is: ''British born, Nigerian heritage''
The words Black / Afro Caribbean /African Caribbean / Black British now appear inappropriate ways to describe the ethnicity of the two suspects.
It is about time those of us who are Nigerian residents of UK realise that we are not African Caribbean / Afro Caribbean / Black or Black British. There is no homogeneous Black community.
The politically correct 'Black community ' in London is a myth.
We must ensure our young people identify strongly with our Nigerian heritage. Failure to do so makes it easy for our young people to over-identify with other cultures or persons of same colour with the potential to lead them astray.
Let us ensure our young people remember the sons and daughters of whom they are. Let us teach them to be proud of our Nigerian heritage.
Erelu Chief Lola Ayonrinde
Erelu Tunwase of Ode-Remo, (Ogun State Nigeria)