The death of Umar Mustapha Aliyu, the Emir of Biu has been announced.
Emir Aliyu reportedly died on Monday night at the Federal Medical Center in Gombe.
Born on the 9th of November 1940 in Biu, he was survived by four wives and over 70 children with close to 200 grandchildren.
He 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 at various times a Veterinary attendant (1958), member representing Biu Emirate at the Borno State Council of Arts and Culture, and District Head of Biu town from 1975 to 1989 when he became the Emir of Biu.