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Update: Newspaper Editor, 21 others confirmed dead + More photos from the Abuja mall bomb blast

The
Coordinator, National Information Centre, Mr Mike Omeri, has announced that soldiers killed one of the suspected bombers of EMAB Plaza in Abuja and arrested another.
The suspects, who attempted to flee the scene of
the incident, were shot and arrested by personnel of the Guards Brigade
on patrol duty in the area.
One of them later died from wounds sustained from gunshots while a bag containing IEDs was also recovered from the suspects.
Omeri told newsmen in Abuja that the attackers came on a power bike
and planted an Improvised Explosive Device  by the entrance of the
shopping mall.
He also confirmed the death of 21 persons including the Managing Editor, Northern Operations, New Telegraph newspaper, Mr. Suleiman Bisala and 17 others injured in the blast which also damaged several vehicles.
Bisala’s corpse was found inside the Maitama Hospital mortuary.

Before his appointment in the New Telegraph in 2013, Bisala was Deputy Editor of Daily Trust.

A young girl who sells groundnut in the vicinity lost three of her
sisters who are in the same line of trade with her to the bomb blast.
She escaped by providence as a “strange man” bought all her groundnut
five minutes before the bomb went off, a situation that made leave her
sisters behind.

May the souls of all the dead today rest in perfect peace.
See graphic photos below:

 

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