By James, Michael Igiri
British Poet Tony Walsh, has entreatied citizens of the United Kingdom- particularly those of Manchester- in a passionate plea to choose love rather than anything else in dealing with the pain which has befallen the them.
He said this while reciting a poem at a remembrance vigil which held last night in honour of the victims.
People had gathered in their hundreds to sympathise and mourn the victims of the horrendous attack.
Speaking to CNN reporter Becky Anderson live from Manchester City Centre after the programme, Mr Walsh admitted that the nation has once more been plunged into a very dark pit but advised that rather than take a retaliatory stand, the entire citizens of the UK should resolve to imbibe the spirit of forgiveness and love.
Meanwhile UK police have identified UK-born Saliman Abedi, 22 as the perpetrator of the terror attack, although Home Secretray Amber Rudd confirmed this morning it was unlikely he acted alone,
giving an indication that there may be other imminent attackers.
UK Prime Minister, Theresa May has since moved to beef-up security to an all-high security priority status by upgrading the security level to ‘critical’, with the army given the green light to protect certain key sites.
The first victim of the attack was named as 18-year- old Georgina Callander, and the youngest named as 8-year- old Saffie Rose Roussos. Twenty others are receiving medical care for injuries such as internal organ damage and lost limb.
Although Isis have since claimed responsibility for the attack which killed 22 people and injured 64, according to their official news agency, the Prime Minister has called the bomber ‘callous’, and ‘cowardly’.