Taraba CAN chairman killed in accident

Truck that caused the death of Ben Ubeh, the chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria in Taraba State.

Ben Ubeh, the chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Taraba State, has died after being crushed by a massive truck conveying goods along Jalingo-Yola Expressway.

The incident occurred on Sunday morning in Zing, a community along the expressway, witnesses told PREMIUM TIMES.

An official of the state government confirmed Mr. Ubeh died from the accident and that the state would soon release a statement on it.

Charred bodies of victims of the accident were scattered along the road but bystanders have covered them with sands pending the arrival of emergency workers.

The owner of the truck could not be immediately ascertained, but it is suspected to be conveying sugar based on the inscription on its hood.

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.

Details soon…

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Samuel Ogundipe is a general assignment reporter at PREMIUM TIMES. At various times, he has covered the Presidency, National Assembly and Defence.

Twitter: @SamuelOgundipe

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