Borno Deputy Governor is Dead

A twitter user named AS Aruwa with the handle @Musadiqz has revealed that the deputy governor of Borno state, Alhaji Zanna Mustapha has died. 

He tweeted this information some minutes ago, saying the deputy governor died this morning in Adamawa state. Alhaji Mustapha was said to have been in Adamawa state yesterday on a working visit. He was reportedly hale & hearty as at last night.

He is expected to be buried by 2pm today as his corpse will be moved from Yola to Maiduguri, Aruwa concluded.

There is no official confirmation from the Borno state government on this issue, but will keep you updated as events unfold.

According to a report by Leadership, the deputy governor died in his sleep while on an official trip to Yola, the Adamawa state capital.

See Aruwa tweets below:

Breaking news; The Deputy governor of Borno state, Alhaji Zanna Mustapha has been confirmed dead this morning. He died in Adamawa state

— AS Aruwa (@MusadiqZ) August 15, 2015

The Deputy governor left for Adamawa state yesterday on a working visit. He was hale & hearty as at last night. Every soul must taste death

— AS Aruwa (@MusadiqZ) August 15, 2015

According to, Mustapha has spent the better part of the last two weeks in Adamawa state where he has been receiving victims of Boko Haram crisis who relocated to Cameroon.



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