Information Minister Mr. Labaran Maku has condoled the management and staff of the New Telegraph Newspaper over the death of their Managing Editor, Mr. Suleiman Bisalla. In a letter to the Managing Director of the newspaper, Mr. Gabriel Akinadewo, the Minister said he was saddened by the demise of Mr. Bisalla along with twenty other Nigerians in the bomb explosion at Emab Plaza in Wuse Two, Abuja.
The Minister said he knew Mr. Bisalla when he was the Political Editor of the Daily Trust Newspaper and described him as a dedicated and talented professional who acquainted himself satisfactorily as a reporter and editor.
Mr. Maku urged the staff of the New Telegraph Newspaper not to be demoralised by the sad and unfortunate incident, but to remain focussed in condemning acts of terrorism in their reportage with a view to arousing public consciousness against terrorism in the country.
In addition, the Minister enjoined the newspaper to deny terrorists space to ventilate their divisive and hate messages which aimed at causing panic and setting the citizens of Nigeria against one another.
Mr. Maku prayed God to comfort the family of the deceased and the entire management and staff of the New Telegraph and grant them the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.