Reports from the palace have disclosed that the Royal father, Emir of Biu, Mai Umar Mustafa Aliyu has died peacefully in his sleep in the early hours of Tuesday in his palace.
The death has also been confirmed by the Borno state Government through the Commissioner for Home Affairs, Information and Culture, Alhaji Babakura Abba-Jato, during a statement in Maiduguri.
“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 2pm today according to palace sources. May his soul rest in perfect peace, Ameen,”