Nigerian journalist, Suleiman Bisalla, dies in Abuja explosion

Late. Suleiman Bisalla
Late. Suleiman Bisalla


Mr. Bisalla’s corpse was identified and confirmed by his younger brother, Mohammed, at the Maitama General Hospital, Abuja.
The Managing Editor, North, of New Telegraph, Suleiman Bisalla, has been announced to be among the 21 persons confirmed dead in Wednesday’s bomb blast at the EMAB plaza in Abuja.

The 46-year-old journalist was said to have left the Abuja office of the newspaper at about 3.30 p.m. Wednesday for “the EMAB plaza to go and fix his phone” the newspaper announced on its website on Wednesday night.

Mr. Bisalla, a former Deputy Editor of Daily Trust Newspaper in Abuja, who joined the New Telegraph recently, hailed from Gindiri in Mangul Local Government Area of Plateau State.

He holds a Masters in International Relations from the University of Jos.

According to the newspaper, Mr. Bisalla’s corpse was identified and confirmed by his younger brother, Mohammed, at the Maitama General Hospital, Abuja.

The late editor was married with children.

The blast, which occurred at the busy plaza at about 4 p.m. local time, killed at least 21 persons while 17 others were injured according to the police. Officials said the bomb was thrown at the entrance of the plaza by someone on a power bike.

Though no group has claimed responsibility for the bomb explosion, the insurgent Boko Haram has carried out similar attacks in the past in the Nigerian capital, and has threatened more attacks.


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  • redeem

    May his soul rest in peace-Not a single Fulani has been killed in any of the bombs exploded by boko haram since the start of the boko haram war-

    • huum

      You dont deserve to have a computer, let alone have access to internet. Douchebag!!

    • Mosaku 147

      Na wa for you redeem.wetin you mean. It is bad to say this about the dead.

    • sunkani

      Your hatred to hausa fulani and muslims in general ruins your human sense and ultimately ended you in running mad. I believd by now you must b roaming streets with your handset and charger in your hands beging for recharge card morney to load and continue your madness.

    • Ahmad

      Yes, u know the bombs and bullets of today are faith and ethnic sensitive.

  • salako

    mongul local govt is a fulani settlement in plateau state. so are u happy now that a fulani muslim is killed by Boko Haram?

  • Naija4Frank

    You are wrong Salako. Mangu is a Mwakhavul settlement not Fulani. There is no fulani settlement in Mangu. A few Fulanis usually on transit only pass a night or two as they journey through.