Latest information coming out of Abuja indicate that the Managing Editor, Northern Operations, New Telegraph newspaper, Mr. Suleiman Bisala, has been identified as one of the victims of the bomb blast that occurred at the Emab Plaza in Abuja on Wednesday, 25 June, 2014.
This piece of sad news was confirmed to PUNCH correspondent in a telephone interview by the elder brother of the deceased, Mohammed Bisala.
It was gathered that the senior Bisala informed that the corpse of the late Editor was found at the Maitama Hospital mortuary.
Muhammed also stated that the remains of Bisala would be buried in Abuja on Thursday.
He said: “Yes, we have lost Bisala. He died in the bomb blast. We found his corpse inside the Maitama Hospital mortuary. It is bad.
“I’m his elder brother. We will bury him in Abuja on Thursday.”
Before his appointment in the New Telegraph in 2013, Bisala was Deputy Editor of Daily Trust.
* Scene of the bomb explosion in Abuja
It could be recalled that the Nigerian police have confirmed that 21 people lost their lives and17 others injured in the explosion that occurred at popular shopping mall, Emab Plaza on Aminu Kano Crescent in Wuse 2 in Abuja.
It was gathered from eyewitnesses that the explosion occurred at about 4pm and that the fire service officials reportedly put out the fire at about 4:40 pm.
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