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New Telegraph Editor Dies in Abuja blast


The Managing Editor (North) of the New Telegraph Newspaper, Alhaji Suleiman Bisalla, is among the 21 persons confirmed dead in Wednesday's bomb blast at the EMAB plaza in Abuja.

He was 46 years old.
Bisalla left the Abuja office of the New Telegraph newspaper at about 3.30pm Wednesday for the EMAB plaza to go and fix his phone, where he met his untimely death.

Bisalla's corpse has been deposited at the Maitama General Hospital, where he and others killed in the blast were taken to.

Bisalla's younger brother, Mohammed, who was the only person allowed into the hospital among many that trooped to the hospital, confirmed the death.

He was allowed into the mortuary where he saw the lifeless body of his elder brother.

Bisalla, a former Deputy Editor with the Daily Trust Newspaper in Abuja, joined the New Telegraph newspaper late last year.

The late Managing Editor hailed from Gindiri in Mangul Local Government Area of Plateau State.

He holds master's degree in International Relations, which he obtained from the University of Jos.

Bisalla was married with children.
There was heavy presence of soldiers, mobile police and Civil Defence personnel at the Maitama Hospital, preventing people from gaining access.