– Zuma Rock: A citadel For Nigeria Capital Territory
– This is a beauty for every tourist
Zuma Rock! That name just sends our mind back to the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria. It is located in Madalla, Niger State, to the North of Abuja. It was once described as the unquestionable watchman of the F.C.T. It is the sandy concealment that hangs like a haze over Zuba Town.
The other mountains in and around it stay a considerable distance from it, which the Zuba people see as a form of respect being paid by the other mountains to Zuma Rock for its royal presence in the locality.
You may wonder, what makes this Zuma Rock really special? Visiting Zuma Rock between April and October, which marks the rainy season in central Nigeria where the rock is situated, would afford you the opportunity of seeing the much talked Zuma Rock Fire, as the apex of the Zuma Rock catches fire under heavy rainfall. Over time, this has remained one of the wonders of the Zuma Rock.
Also, the Zuma Rock Zuma Rock rises 725 meters (2,379 ft) above its surroundings. It is known on the countries 100 naira note. It was used as a defensive retreat by the Gbagyi people against invading neighboring tribes during intertribal warring. The rock holds a lot of history for the Northern people of Nigeria.
Try as much as possible to visit the Rock as you may be so fortunate to see the President of the Country also coming to catch a glimpse of the rock.