The Borno Government has announced the death of the .Emir of Biu, Mai-Umar Mustafa-Aliyu
According to the Borno State Commissioner for Home Affairs, Information and Culture, Alhaji Babakura Abba-Jato, who made the announcement, the emir passed on in the early hours of Tuesday.
Abba-Jatau stated, “Inna Lillahi wa innah ilayhi rajiun, his royal highness the emir of Biu, Mai Umar Mustafa Aliyu has answered the call of Allah Subuhanahu wa Taa La.
“The late Emir was appointed in June 1989. He died this morning at the age of 80. He will be laid to rest in Biu at 2pm today according to palace sources. May his soul rest in perfect peace, Ameen,”
The late emir, who was born on November 9, 1940 in Biu, attended Kwaya Kusar Junior Primary School between 1947 and 1949 and Biu Central Primary School from 1950 to 1953.
He became the emir in 1989 after being a district head for 14 years.