The chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Taraba, Reverend Ben Ubeh died on Sunday in an auto accident on Zing-Yola Road.
CAN vice chairman in the state, John Aina confirmed the setback and disclosed that Ubeh was on his way to Yola for an official engagement.
Gambo said Gov. Darius Ishaku immediately sent a delegation to Zing which helped him 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.
Rev. Peter Gambo, who was travelling with the late chairman, said the accident happened when they parked to buy some drugs in Zing town on their way to Yola.
Gambo, who is also the state chairman of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), explained that the deceased also stepped out of the vehicle at Zing.
“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.