In the wake of Wednesday’s brutal attack on a British serviceman in London, U.K. soldiers are being advised not to wear their uniforms in public. The U.K. Government’s Cobra crisis committee agreed on Thursday to a number of immediate responses to what they are considering an act of terror, including forcing soldiers to wear plain clothing outside bases.
The suspect in the attack who famously spoke directly to camera after his attack on a solider has been identified as Michael Adebolaj, a British citizen of Nigerian descent.
Adebolaj was reportedly known to MI5, the British internal security service, because he was known to be a follower of British-based militant Islamic preachers Anjem Choudary and Omar Bakri.
The second attacker has also been identified but his identity has not yet been released to the public.
“As a result of the incident in Woolwich, a number of additional security measures have been put in place. As you would expect, we would not talk about the details of these measures,” said a spokesperson for the British Ministry of Defense on Thursday.
Among the measures that they have made public, however, is the decision to strip soldiers of their uniforms when they are in public.
h/t The Sun
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