An accident which occurred this morning along Jalingo-Yola Expressway, reportedly took the life of the Ben Ubeh, the chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Taraba State.
Though the owner of the truck conveying goods suspected to be sugar, based on the inscription on its hood could not be immediately ascertained, however Premium Times reported that the charred bodies of victims of the accident were scattered along the road, but bystanders covered them with sands pending the arrival of emergency workers.
No number plate could be seen on the front side of the truck but it is painted blue with ‘BT 0104’ written with white paints on it.
An eyewitness who was traveling with the CAN chairman, Rev. Peter Gambo, told Punch correspondent 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 occurred.
“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.
The late CAN Chairman’s friend, also confirmed that 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.