The Borno State government on Tuesday confirmed the death of the Emir of Biu, Mai-Umar Mustafa-Aliyu.
The monarch died in the early hours of Tuesday.
The state’s Commissioner for Home Affairs, Information and Culture, Alhaji Babakura Abba-Jato, confirmed the death in a statement in Maiduguri.
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He said: “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 2:00 p.m. today according to palace sources. May his soul rest in perfect peace, Amen.”