The late Emir of Biu, Mai-Umar Mustafa-Aliyu, who passed on in the early hours of Tuesday at the age of 80 would be laid to rest in Biu at 2pm, according to palace sources.
The Borno Government through its Commissioner for Home Affairs, Information and Culture, Alhaji Babakura Abba-Jato, confirmed the death of the highly respected monarch in a statement in Maiduguri.
According to Abba-Jatau, the late Emir would be laid to rest in Biu at 2pm today(Tuesday) according to Islamic rites.
Abba-Jatau said “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.
The deceased was born on the 9th of November 1940 in Biu, and 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.
He was the District Head of Biu town from 1975 to 1989 before he emerged the Emir.
Late Mustapha Aliyu, is survived by four wives, over 70 children and 200 grandchildren, the deceased eldest son, Maina Mustapha revealed.