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Alhaji Mai Umar Mustapha Aliyu a traditional ruler of Biu in Borno State, is dead.
The death of the emir was confirmed by his family who described his demise as a huge loss.
“We lost our father, a pillar to Biu Emirate and Borno entirely, the Emir of Biu.
“May Almighty Allah forgive his shortcomings and grant him the highest place in Jannatil Firdaus,” a member of the family reportedly said while confirming the incident to Sahara Reporters.
Alhaji Mai Umar Mustapha Aliyu ascended the throne in 1989. The Biu emirate is a traditional state-based in Biu in Borno state, Nigeria. Prior to 1920, it was referred to as the Biu kingdom.