The Demons Among Us

Yesterday afternoon in my office at MoD, I was unduly worried about mundane official deadlines and paperwork when the afternoon was shattered with the security announcement of an on-going terrorist attack. Every single building in Whitehall was placed on lockdown as news filtered in slowly of death and carnage on Westminster bridge.

We were in a state of shock at the enormity of the attack, the barbaric atrocities unleashed on innocent tourists and a police officer performing his duty infuriates me. The devilish perpetrator also ploughed into pedestrians on the bridge killing scores of people and wounding almost 29 people.

Today, I am proud to write that London is not on lockdown but sadness still pervades the atmosphere as we slowly came to terms with the callous attack at the heart of our nation. My condolences to the families and friends of PC Keith Palmer, mother of two, Aysha Frade, and an American tourist, Kurt Cochran.

Terrorists are the demons among us, and I pray their evil plans would continually be thwarted. My appreciation to the armed police officers who swiftly put an end to Khalid Masood’s murderous campaign.

I echo these brave words: We Are Not Afraid! London is a city that thrives against all odds, and we shall stand strong in spite of agents of destruction and division.

Much love to you my friends wherever you are in the world, and please, stay safe!

16 comments on “The Demons Among Us

  1. It is a frightening world we live in but we have stay brave. As I say on FB I’m happy you are well.

    • Seyi sandra says:

      I agree with you Kim, we have to stay brave and pray that our security operatives would be able to expose such attacks before it happens. I appreciate your visit my friend, have a lovely weekend.

  2. The world was saddened when this senseless crime was committed. We in the free world must stand together to defeat hateful and senseless acts across the globe.

    • Seyi sandra says:

      I agree with you, and hopefully, we would be able to discover when those demons among us are planning their attack. But life must go on…
      Thanks for stopping by my friend.

  3. I’m happy to know you’re safe, Seyi. Praying for the victim’s families and the people of London. xo

  4. Nice post and great message to all.. ‘we will not be broken…’

  5. Lori says:

    Hugs and God Bless. My heart and prayers go out to London. ❤

  6. Glad you’re ok Seyi. My prayers to the victims’ families and friends. Take care of yourself and have a great weekend!
    Christy Nelson

    • Seyi sandra says:

      Thanks Christy, I’m great, it’s just shocking that a Brit could be radicalised to carry out such a terrible attack.
      I hope you’ll have a nice weekend too!

  7. kirizar says:

    It so much more personal when you name the victims, identify with the families’ losses, see the devastation up close. It is, sadly, much too easy to disregard a tragedy until it comes knocking on your door. I’m sorry it found yours.

    • Seyi sandra says:

      It is, I still walk by the bridge daily and prayed at the sight. It’s happened again, in Stockholm, evil may not be satiated in our lifetime.
      , but good can surely tame evil. I hope you’ll enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  8. Christy B says:

    Stand strong!! Your words really help put the “mundane” worries we have into perspective. ♥

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