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At the Foot of the Mighty Wase Rock, Central Nigeria

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The rain had just stopped falling, and the skies had begun to clear out into its typical mix of white clouds set in a background of sweet light blue, and the land below had become soaked and muddy in the torrents of rain water. We had travelled about two hours south from the city of Jos, north-central Nigeria, and as we drifted into the rolling plains of Wase Local Government Area of southern Plateau State, the land before us blew out into an endless expanse of low grassland, sparingly punctuated with low trees crowned with puffy verdant foliage, the whole plain running to meet the distant skyline with an unbarred embrace. At the middle of the whole show, a misty but firm figure shoots out, pinnacling into the skies with a fairly rounded top.

“Wase Rock!!”, said the man seated beside me. I looked ahead and fixed my gaze upon the isolated and far-flung figure, and could not take my eyes off as we pushed closer towards Wase village which also lies in the same direction as the mystifying rock.

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The mud-laden tires of our trucks wobbled through the narrow earth road that meanders towards the sleepy Wase village and we bounced as the trucks jerked and lurched out of each pot hole on the road. Gradually, the rock grew larger and bolder, mesmerizing and intimidating. We pulled to a stop at about a kilometer from the rock and stepped out to meet the awe-inspiring rock- an enormous monolith of volcanic material majestically shooting out from the surrounding placid expanse upon which it sits. We busted out with extreme excitement and began to run towards the foot of the near-vertical rock, snapping photos along the way while guarding our foot against the boulders of broken rocks strewn across the foothill. I stopped and gazed upon the rock, from its foot slopes up to its pinnacle above. The upper reaches of the rock has been riddled and punctured by numerous caves which seems to provide perfect habitation for numerous birds of prey which constantly hover above the rock.

Wase Rock is located in Wase Local Government Area of Plateau State, Nigeria. Its geologic origin has been attributed to volcanic activities in the Benue Trough and was exposed by subsequent erosion; hence, it is referred to as a volcanic plug. This is unquestionably another one of the numerous unequalled blessings of nature to the Nigerian landmass which is yet to be harnessed for profitable economic purpose.

For any visitor at Wase Rock, the two-hour journey from Jos to the location might be a little stressful, but it will always be rewarding as images of the picturesque Wase rock will forever impinge on his mind each time he looks up into the sky, for the glorious and intimidating poise of the rock remains irresistible as it towers into the beautiful firmament above.

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This article was written by Folarin Kolawole

Founder of Naijatreks, Nigerian-born Folarin Kolawole is a geologist, travel writer and researcher. When not at work, he travels the length and breadth of Nigeria, exploring, taking photos and writing about her numerous hidden tourist potentials.   'Naijatreks' is a product name registered under the Ntreks brand, which is also duly registered by Nigeria's Federal Corporate Affairs Commission. The contents on this blog are re-usable. However, it must be ensured that it is linked back to this blog, and correctly attributed to Naijatreks or the author. Please do not edit, rewrite or commercialize the original works on this blog without direct and written permission from the Founder (Folarin Kolawole). For inquiries and advert placement on the blog, kindly contact us at info@naijatreks.com or naijatreks@gmail.com.

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