By Daniel Stopover on May 01, 2018
Following the increasing spate of youth killings and stabbings in London, some Nigerians held a peaceful protest on the streets of Tottenham.
The protest which was led by Agu Irukwu, a senior pastor at Jesus House – was held after a prayer was conducted for the London city against bloodshed.
Stabbings are on the rise as new figures show a surge in violent crime across the UK. According to reports, with the latest stabbing taking this year’s tally of those killed in violent crime to 62.
At least 36 people have been fatally stabbed – and 62 overall killed including Nigerians – in London since the beginning of the year.
Four teenagers were stabbed to death in London on New Year’s Eve alone, and 22 were killed in March – meaning the capital now has a higher murder rate than New York..
A shocking night of violence took place on February 20, 2018, with six people reportedly stabbed in North London.
It has been reported that stabbings in London are at their highest level in six years, with a 23 per cent rise from the previous year.
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