The Deputy Governor of Borno State, Alhaji Zanna Umar Mustapha died in his sleep earlier today in his hotel room.
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The Deputy Governor of Adamawa State, Martins Babale led a delegation and carried the corpse to Maiduguri. They departed Yola International airport with the remains of the deceased to Borno State for burial.
The Deputy Governor who was speaking to journalists at Yola airport described his death as unfortunate and prayed for God to console his family and the people of Borno State.
Dignitaries who spoke to journalists in Yola said the Deputy Governor was a gentleman and he has left a vacuum that will take time to fill.