The Emir of Biu Emirate in Borno State, His Royal Majesty Mai Umar Mustapha Aliyu is dead. He died on the 14th September during the night at the Federal Medical Center (Federal Teaching Hospital), Gombe after short illness.
Mai Umar Mustapha Aliyu was born on the 9th of November 1940 in Biu,he attended Kwaya Kusar Junior Primary School (1947-1949) and Biu Central Primary School from 1950 to 1953. He thereafter proceeded to Hausari Primary School in Maiduguri between 1953 and 1955.He ascended the throne in 1989 and died at 79.
The family of the traditional ruler said “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 Jannatul Firdaus.”
Alhaji Mai Umar Mustapha Aliyu ascended the throne in 1989.
The late Emir’s left behind eldest son, Maina Mustapha Mai Umar, the current District Head, four wives and over seventy children with close to 200 grandchildren.