• Thursday, May 30, 2024
businessday logo


Daniel Anjorin: Vigil held for Nigerian school boy killed in London sword attack

14-Year-Old Nigerian, Daniel Anjorin, victim of Samurai Sword attack set for burial today

More than 300 people gathered at a vigil on Sunday to pay tribute to Daniel Anjorin, a teenage boy killed in a sword attack while walking to school.

Daniel, 14, was attacked with a sword in Hainault, east London, and suffered fatal wounds to his neck and chest.

A mourning community gathered at the Hainault Underground station car park, just metres away from where the incident happened, on Sunday morning to pay tribute to Daniel and offer messages of support to his grieving family.

Daniel’s family were not present at the vigil.

Harris, a 17-year-old boy who knew Daniel but asked for his surname to remain anonymous, told the crowd: “He was a kid that was not in any type of trouble. I’m not just saying that.

“He never did anything wrong. He focused on school, he got good grades, he (went) to church”.

“His family are appreciating all your support. They’ve noticed everything you guys are doing community-wise, fundraiser-wise, Arsenal as well. They’ve noticed it all”.

“On their behalf, thank all of you.”

Daniel died on Tuesday when an armed man went on a violent rampage. Marcus Aurelio Arduini Monzo, a dual Spanish-Brazilian national living in Newham, was charged with murdering the teenager and appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Thursday.