The Borno Government on Saturday announced the death of its Deputy Governor, Alhaji Zannah Umar Mustapha

Alhaji Usman Shuwa, the Secretary to the State Government, announced the death in a statement signed in Maiduguri.

“It is with deep sense of utter shock and disbelief but with complete submission to the will of the Almighty Allah that the Borno Government hereby announces the passing away of Alhaji Zannah Umar Mustapha, the Deputy Governor.

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

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

“His remains would be brought to Maiduguri for funeral at the Government House, Maiduguri, at 4p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, the statement read.

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It also quoted Gov. Kashim Shettima of Borno as expressing his heart felt condolence to the family of the Deputy Governor and the entire people of Borno for the irreparable loss.

Shettima appealed for prayers for the repose of the soul of the late Deputy Governor. (NAN).