Borno State Deputy Governor Dies

The Deputy Governor of Borno State, Zannah Umar Mustapha, has died according to a statement by the state government.

The state government, which expressed shock at the Mustapha’s death, said Mustapha was in Yola to represent the state government at the convocation of the Modibbo Adama University of Science and Technology, Yola, when he passed on.

A statement by the Secretary to the Borno State government, Usman Shuwa, on Saturday said the Deputy Governor was also scheduled to visit indigenes of the state who are being accommodated in the Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, camps in Yola.

“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,” the statement said.

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