Mr. James Pine, the former Executive Secretary of the Benue State Teaching Service Board is dead.
He died last Saturday in an accident on the Makurdi-Gboko road at Uchi-Mbakor, in Tarka Local Government.
According to reports, the deceased was driving himself with other occupants and was coming from Gboko and heading for Makurdi in his Lexus Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) when he lost control and ran into a broken down truck on the road.
Mr. James Pine died on the spot.
The residents who helped in the rescue, said they advised the truck driver to properly park his truck and make a road sign, but he refused to adhere to them.
Mr. James Pine hailed from Makurdi Local Government, Makurdi was thrown into grief when the news of the death of Pine broke out.