A truck has crushed Rev. Ben Ubeh, the chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria in Taraba State to death on Sunday. Apostle John Aina, the vice chairman confirmed the accident which happened along the Zing-Yola road.
Ubeh was said to be on his way to Yola for an official engagement.
According to The PUNCH, an eyewitness, Rev. Peter Gambo, who was traveling with the CAN chairman, said that the incident happened when they parked to buy some items in Zing town on their way to Yola, Adamawa State.
Gambo, who is the state chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress, said he (Gambo) was unwell and that when they got to Zing, they parked to enable him to get some drugs when the accident happened.
“We parked to buy drugs and the CAN chairman came out and stood at the back of the 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 the state governor, Darius Ishaku, immediately sent a delegation to Zing who helped to evacuate the corpse to Jalingo; and it has since been deposited in the morgue of the state specialist hospital.
Rev. Ubeh was elected CAN chairman for Taraba State in 2016 and is the General Overseer of Army of God Glorious Ministries.
There had been no official reaction from the family at the time of filing this report.