August 16, 2015 – Borno State Deputy Governor Is Dead: Zannah Umar Mustapha Dies In His Sleep
The Deputy Governor of Borno State, Alhaji Zannah Umar Mustapha is dead.
Mustapha died in neighbouring Yola, Adamawa State capital, where he had gone to represent Borno State at the convocation ceremony of Modibbo Adama University of Science and Technology, Yola.
A statement signed by Secretary to the Borno State Government, Alhaji Usman Jidda Shuwa, said the late Deputy Governor died in his sleep, but one of his aides said he might have succumbed to heart attack.
“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 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.
The statement from Borno Government further said Zannah Mustapha was equally in Yola to follow up on his earlier visit, in connection with the welfare of Borno State citizens displaced by Boko Haram insurgency.
When contacted on the phone, the Deputy Governor’s aide said: “He was hale and hearty last night (Friday night). We just saw him dead on his bed. It may be cardiac arrest.”
The Government expressed the “heartfelt condolence” of the state Governor, Kashim Shettima, to the family of the late Deputy Governor for the “irreparable loss” and urged indigenes to pray for the repose of the soul of the deceased.