Emir Of Biu, Mai Umar Aliyu Is Dead, Aged 79
Alhaji Mai Umar Mustapha Aliyu, the Emir of Biu in Borno State, dies at age 79, fabenmedia.com.ng reports.
The sovereign died at the Federal Medical Center Gombe after a brief illness on Monday night, 14th of September.
Born on the 9th of November 1940 in Biu, the late ruler of Biu attended Kwaya Kusar Junior Primary School between 1947 and 1949. He later went to Biu Central Primary School from 1950 to 1953. He thereafter proceeded to Hausari Primary School in Maiduguri between 1953 and 1955.
The late ruler was at various times a Veterinary attendant, a 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.
He is survived by four wives, over 70 children, and 200 grandchildren.