He was aged 71.
The monarch, who ascended the throne as the fourth Tor Tiv in April 1991, died of an undisclosed ailment on Monday at a private hospital in Gboko.
Governor Samuel Ortom, who confirmed the development on Tuesday in Makurdi, the Benue State capital, said he had already paid his condolences to the family of the late Tor Tiv.
He also said members of the Tiv Traditional Council were on their way to the Government House for proper briefing and the handover of the staff of office, which was previously held by the deceased.
Gov. Ortom said details of the burial plans would be announced later.
Until his death, the Tor Tiv was also the pro-chancellor of the Michael Okpara University in Abia State.