The deputy governor of the Boko Haram troubled Borno State, Zannah Mustapha, is feared dead, according to a sourced from government officials.
The deputy governor reportedly died in Yola, capital of the neighbouring Adamawa state, while on an official duty there.
Details of his demise is however still sketchy, but news about his death has sent shock waves across Borno state.
The state government is yet to confirm the report as Isa Gusau, the Special Adviser to Governor Kashim Shettima, did not answer or return calls seeking comment.
He is also yet to respond to a text message sent to him.
A source on the insider in the Adamawa State Government said that the deputy governor passed on in his hotel room along Army Barracks road in the city.
The source said Mr. Zanna was found dead in his hotel and that his remains had been taken to the Federal Medical Hospital, Yola.
The hospital remained heavily guarded Saturday morning.
Telephone calls to the hospital’s spokesperson, Mohammed Dodo, did not go through.
The source told IA that the deputy governor was to represent Brono Governor, Mr. Shettima, at the convocation ceremony of the Modibbo Adama University of Technology holding today (Saturday).