Late Rev. Ben Ubeh
Rev. Samson Ayokunle, President, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), has commiserated with the family of Taraba State CAN Chairman, Rev. Ben Ubeh, who died in an auto crash along Zing-Yola road.
Ubeh, who was on his way from Jalingo to Yola for an official engagement, was crushed to death by a speeding cement truck in Zing town, as he stopped to buy drugs.
The Vice Chairman of CAN in the state, John Aina, confirmed the tragedy.
Rev. Peter Gambo, who was travelling with the late chairman, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the accident happened when they parked to buy some drugs in Zing town on their way to Yola.
Gambo, who is the state Chairman of the NLC, said that Ubeh stepped out of the vehicle along with others.
“We parked to buy drugs, the CAN Chairman too came out and stood at the back of our Toyota Hilux van 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 immediately sent a delegation to Zing which helped to evacuate the corpse to Jalingo.
The corpse had since been deposited in the morgue of the State Specialist Hospital, Jalingo.
Ubeh, who was elected CAN Chairman in Taraba in 2016, is also the General Overseer of Army of God Glorious Ministries.
Gambo added that burial arrangements would be announced later.
Meanwhile Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku, his Deputy Haruna Manu, speaker Abel Peter Diah, members of the Taraba state Executive Council have visited the residence of Rev Ben Ubeh to condole with the family over the sad incidence that claimed the life of the Christians leader of Taraba state
The Governor said when death happens, one has nothing to say because it is only God who giveth life and taketh life.
Darius said he was shocked when the news came to him because he met the man on Saturday night over an event they had planned to hold.
He said little did he know that was the last time they would meet.
Ishaku said Ubeh lived well, while living, he served well while serving. Though he was from Adamawa, he created and left legacies back in Taraba.
Darius also extended the heartfelt condolences of General TY Danjuma who was deeply touched when the news reached him in the early hours of the day before he left the state.
Rev. Ayokunle said in a statement signed by Pastor Adebayo Oladeji, Personal Assistant on Media and Communications to the CAN president, Ayokunle on Monday in Abuja.
The CAN president expressed sorrow and pain to the sad event, which occurred on Sunday, March 25.
“Our consolation is that the great servant of God was recalled home while on official duty for the Master Jesus Christ.
“Our prayer is that God will comfort and console his family and the leadership of the association in Taraba State,’’ he said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Ubeh, until his death was the General Overseer of the Army of God Glorious Ministries in Taraba.