Borno State Governor Babagana Umara Zulum on Tuesday received a presidential delegation consisting of ministers and other officials to commiserate on behalf of President Muhammadu Buhari, the Government and people of Borno State over the demise of the emirs of Bama and that of Biu.
The minister of education, Mal. Adamu Adamu led the delegation, accompanied by the state ministers of Agriculture, Baba Shehuri and that of Works and Housing, Engr. Abubakar Aliyu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu was also part of the delegation.
In a letter of condolence presented to Governor Babagana Umara Zulum by the leader of the delegation, Mallam Adamu Adamu, President Buhari described the two emirs as those that have contributed in keeping peace and stability in their respective emirates, especially in the wake of violence caused by the Boko Haram insurgents.
The President further described the death of the Shehu of Bama, Shehu Kyari Ibn Umar Elkanemi and the emir of Biu, Mai Umar Mustapha Aliyu in a rapid succession a rare double tragedy and painful loss to the people of Nigeria.
The minister of education, Mallam Adamu Adamu who led the delegation commended Governor Babagana Umara Zulum for his commitment and sacrifice in the fight against insurgency in the northeast.