Saturday, August 15

Borno deputy governor buried

The Deputy Governor of Borno State, Zannah Umar Mustapha, who died on Saturday in Yola, the Adamawa State capital, has been buried according to Islamic rite.

Zannah was said to have died in his hotel room in Yola.

It was gathered that the deputy governor was in Yola to represent the state government at the convocation of the Modibbo Adama University of Science and Technology, Yola.

A statement by the Secretary to the Borno State Government, Alhaji Usman Shuwa, on Saturday, added that the deceased was also scheduled to visit Borno State indigenes, who are quartered in the Internally Displaced Persons camps in Yola.

The statement by Shuwa read, "It is with deep sense of utter shock and disbelief but with complete submission to the will of the Almighty Allah that the Borno State Government hereby announces the passing away of His Excellency, Alhaji Zannah Umar Mustapha, the Deputy Governor of Borno State.

"He died in his sleep this morning(Saturday) in Yola, Adamawa State, where he was to represent Borno State Government at the convocation ceremony of Modibbo Adama University of Science and Technology, Yola.

"He was also scheduled to follow up on his earlier visit to Yola, in connection with the welfare of Borno State citizens internally displaced as a result of the Boko Haram insurgency.

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