By Bala Dauda Jalingo
The Taraba Vice Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Apostle John Aina on Sunday confirmed the death of the State Chairman, Rev Dr. Ben Ubeh in a motor accident along Zing-Yola road.
Ubeh died in the early hours of Sunday while on his way to Yola for an official engagement.
An eyewitness, who was traveling with the late Chairman, Rev Peter Gambo, told our correspondent that the incident happened when they parked their vehicle to buy some items in Zing town on their way to Yola, Adamawa.
Gambo ,who is the state chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), explained that he (Gambo) was not feeling fine when they got to Zing, a situation that informed the decision to stop and buy some drugs in the town.
“We parked to buy drugs and the CAN Chairman too came out and stood at the back of our vehicle (a Toyota Hilux van) we were traveling in when suddenly a truck came from behind and crushed him.
“I am still in shock over the incident, but I have come to terms with the fact that God knows best,” he said.
Gambo said Gov Darius Ishaku of Taraba immediately sent a delegation to Zing who helped him to evacuate the corpse to Jalingo which has since been deposited in the morgue of the State Specialist Hospital.
Ubeh, who was elected CAN Chairman of Taraba in 2016 was also the General Overseer of Army of God Glorious Ministries.
Gambo said burial arrangements would be announce later.