Emir of Biu Borno state, Umar Mustapha Aliyu, is dead as reveled by his eldest son Maina Mustapha.
He died Monday night at the Federal Medical Center (Federal Teaching Hospital), Gombe after a brief illness. Leaving behind four wives, over 70 children and 200 grandchildren
The Emir was born on the 9th of November 1940 in Biu. He attended Kwaya Kusar Junior Primary School between 1947 and 1949 and Biu Central Primary School from 1950 to 1953. He thereafter proceeded to Hausari Primary School in Maiduguri between 1953 and 1955.
Emir Umar was at various times a Veterinary attendant (1958), 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.
He died at 79
May his soul rest in peace