Nigeria Police Investigates Death of Ex Borno Deputy Gov


The Adamawa police division of the Nigerian Police Force has commenced investigations into the cause of the death of the former Deputy Governor of Borno state, Zannah Umar Mustapha, reports.

Mustapha, who died on duty in Yola while addressing issues concerning the internally displaced persons in the north-eastern part of the country.

Reports have it that, though no arrest had been made as at Saturday evening, the Public Relations Officer of the Adamawa State Police Command, DSP Abubakar Othman, said in a telephone interview with Sunday Punch, that the Police has not ruled out anything yet.

According to him, it was still early to close the case, adding that, “We have started investigations of what might be responsible for the sudden death of the late deputy governor.”

The former Deputy Governor was found dead by his aide, he was found in his bedroom “lying face up, clutching a pillow to his chest” with whitish foam mixed with traces of blood was seen coming out of his mouth.

Doctors say these symptoms may not be unconnected with suspected heart failure.