Traditional ruler of Biu in Borno State, Alhaji Mai Umar Mustapha Aliyu, is dead.

“We lost our father a pillar to Biu Emirate and Borno entirely, the Emir of Biu. ” a member of the family said, while confirming his death to journalists

The cause of the monarch’s death was not stated by the family, but described his demise as a huge loss.

He was 79 at the time of his death and ascended the throne in 1989.

“May Almighty Allah forgive his shortcomings and grant him the highest place in Jannatil firdaus,” the family said.

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