Third London Bridge attacker named

Hauwa Abubakar, UK

Khuram Butt, Rachid Redouane and Youssef Zaghba carried out the London Bridge attacks.

A 22-year old Moroccan-Italian man, Youssef Zaghba has been named as the third London Bridge attacker with Khuram Butt, 27 and Rachid Redouane, 30.

Zaghba, Butt and Redouane drove a hired van into pedestrians on London Bridge at about 10 pm British time, on Saturday,  before stabbing people in the area.

Armed police officers killed all three men at the scene after receiving a 999 call.
Seven people were killed and 48 injured in Saturday night’s attack.

One of the attackers, Butt, was known to authorities for other related offenses and was featured in a Channel 4 documentary about extremism titled “The Jihadis next door”

Voice of Nigeria’s Correspondent  searched for the programme on the Channel 4 website, the page appeared to be down and displayed an error message.

However, snippets of the scene Butt appeared in have been published on many other media websites.

He and a group of other men were seen arguing with a police officer in the video.

So far, three of those killed in the attack have been named.

Australian nurse Kirsty Boden, 28, who, according to her family, had run towards London Bridge to help people.

Canadian National, Chrissy Archibald, 30, was the first victim to be named. Her family said she died in the arms of her fiance. And James McMullan, from Hackney, east London.

A French national was also killed in the attack, according to foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian

London Bridge is a famous tourist spot and summer is a time many tourists visit the UK, thus, many foreign nationals were affected in the attack.