Borno State Government has announced the passing away of Alhaji Zannah Umar Mustapha, the state Deputy Governor.
Alhaji Usman Jidda Shuwa, Secretary to the State Government in a statement said Mmustapha died in his sleep Saturday morning in Yola, Adamawa State where he was to represent Borno Government at the convocation ceremony of Modibbo Adama University of Science and Technology, Yola.
The statement added that Governor Kashim Shettima, expresses his heartfelt condolence to the family of the Deputy Governor and the entire people of Borno State for the irreparable loss and appealed for prayers for the repose of the soul of the deceased.
According to report, he died of cardiac arrest in Yola, Adamawa state in his sleep at a Government House guest room in the state capital early this morning.
Speaker, House of representative, Hon. Yakubu Dogara in his twitter handle has described the demise of Zannah as a huge loss to the state and Nigeria at large.