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Emir of Biu is dead


The Emir of Biu, Alhaji Mai Umar Mustapha Aliyu, in Borno State is dead.

The monarch died at the Federal Medical Center Gombe after a brief illness on Monday night, September 14.

Born on the 9th of November 1940 in Biu, the late monarch attended Kwaya Kusar Junior Primary School between 1947 and 1949.

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He later went to Biu Central Primary School from 1950 to 1953.

He thereafter proceeded to Hausari Primary School in Maiduguri between 1953 and 1955.

The deceased was at various times a Veterinary attendant, a member representing Biu Emirate at the Borno State Council of Arts and Culture, and District Head of Biu town from 1975 to 1989 when he became the Emir of Biu.

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He left behind four wives, over 70 children, and 200 grandchildren.

May his soul rest in peace, Amen