*Cause of fire not yet known
By Oluwole Francis
Sad. Abuja’s branch of the youth-centred House on the Rock Church building in Abuja has gone up in flames. It was razed down completely by the time our reporter got there Sunday afternoon when the wild news hit the serenity of the community solemnly celebrating a Sunday service and the Islamic Eid-el-Fitri.
The branch is located at James Wolfensohn Drive, near City Gate, Kukwaba. However, the cause of the fire is not yet known. The multi-millionaire distinct church, an architectural masterpiece started with fire on the roof. Fire fighters were spotted to have been battling the fire but couldn’t stop it from spreading to the lower floors.
The struggle by passers-by to catch a glimpse of the fire incident caused a long track of traffic snarl on both sides of the road close to the Umar Musa Yar’Adua expressway leading to the airport.
House on the Rock Church was founded by Pastor Paul Adefarasin.