The Emir of Biu, Umar Mustapha-Aliyu is dead.
The emir died early Tuesday morning at his palace in Biu town, the headquarters of Biu Local Government Area.
The Borno State Commissioner of Home Affairs, Information and Culture, Babakura Abba-Jato, confirmed the death in a statement he issued to the media.
According to Abba-Jato,the late Emir who was appointed in june 1989 will be laid to rest in Biu at 2 pm this tuesday.
The departed Monarch was born on November 9, 1940 in Biu, and he attended Kwaya Kusar Primary School between 1947 and 1949 and Biu Central Primary School from 1950 to 1953.
He proceeded to Hausari Primary School in Maiduguri between 1953 and 1955.
He was district head of Biu town from 1975 to 1989 before he later emerged the emir.