Reactions trail Manchester blast

Hauwa Abubakar, UK

Armed police gather at Manchester Arena after reports of an explosion at the venue during Ariana Grande's concert in Manchester, England Monday, May 22, 2017.

Reactions have continued to trail the blast in Manchester arena which happened at the end of a music concert by US singer Ariana Grande.

The blast happened in the foyer at 22:35 BST on Monday.

Social Media is also dominated with appeals on ‘information of missing friends and family’ following the blast.

Contact details
Pictures and contact details are being shared across social media in a bid to find loved ones using hashtags #Manchester, #Westandtogether, #ManchesterArena among others which have gone viral.

Voice of Nigeria reports that victims are being treated in different hospitals across Manchester.

Police treating Greater Manchester police says “it’s treating the attack as terrorism and considering whether the bomber was acting as part of a network.”

Twenty-two people, including children, have been killed and 59 injured in a suicide attack, the number could rise.

Election campaigns suspended
Prime Minister Theresa May has suspended all election campaigns following the blast.

“Authorities are working to establish the full details of what is being treated by the police as an appalling terrorist attack,” she said.

The Prime Minister will chair a meeting of the Government’s emergency Cobra committee on Tuesday.

Security and investigations to the blast would be discussed.

Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn twitted “I am horrified by the horrendous events in Manchester. My thoughts are with families and friends of those who have died and been injured.”

The Scottish National party also postponed its planned manifesto launch.

It tweeted “Our thoughts are with Manchester…We will be postponing today’s planned manifesto launch.”

Mercy Chukwudiebere