Reports have it that the Emir of Biu in Borno state, Mai Umar Mustapha Aliyu has died after a short illness.
It was reported that the traditional ruler of Biu died on Monday night, September 14, at the Federal Medical Center in Gombe state.
The death of the emir was confirmed by his family who described his demise as a huge loss. He leaves behind 4 wives, over 70 children, 200 grandchildren.
“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. Precedent to 1920, it was referred to as the Biu kingdom.