Unknown arsonists have attempted to set the giant PCC Ntamulung, Makon Multipurpose Hall located in the heart of the city of Bamenda ablaze. The attempt which went like wild fire on social media presented a situation of a completely hall during the early hours of Tuesday. 

When this reporter rushed to the seen at dawn, the hall seemingly untouched could still be seen standing on its location. But a movement round revealed a fire attempt on the basement of the hall which traditionally host Sunday school sessions and other meetings when the need arises. First from the window one could see a blackened floor indicating there was some fire in the building. A closer look will present three chairs showing visible signs of being touched by fire as they are partly melted or blackened. On one of the chairs on the ground are partly burnt offering baskets all in a smelling of fuel.
Cross checking how the fire got into the hall, two short sticks could be seen about 5-10m from the wall of the hall with two dark lines entering the hall indicating the sticks might have been the source of the fire.
According to the hall warden, it was at about 7:30pm he was called by the night watch that the hall was on fire. “I was confused so I rushed to the hall and opened from the basement. Smoke was everywhere and so we struggled to put off the fire.” Nfor Edwin Ndi the warden said.
As to what happened he narrates “the guys came with 20litres of petrol with ropes of stuff and connected from outside siding into the hall. Thank God the night watch was it early and so we struggled and put off the fire.”
On the damage recorded he adds “the damage was not much only a few chairs and three offering basket got burnt.”
The warden who refused receiving earlier treats on the hall however speculated it might be connected to a meeting that is to take place this Thursday.
The only meeting that has however been connected to the hall is the listen to the people’s encounter organized by the National Commission for the promotion of Bilingualism and Multiculturalism NCPBM whose location was announced as “Multipurpose Hall of the Presbyterian Church Center, Ntamulung on Thursday 31st of May 2018 at 9am prompt. 

No other church official was prepared to talk on the matter but a release read over the PCC owned radio CBS Bamenda indicates that there was no metting programmed for the hall.
Though subject to verification, at Press time we gathered that some Church officials were making efforts to refund some money intended for the hiring of the hall.
Unknown arsonists have attempted to set the giant PCC Ntamulung, Makon Multipurpose Hall located in the heart of the city of Bamenda ablaze. The attempt which went like wild fire on social media presented a situation of a completely hall during the early hours of Tuesday.
When this reporter rushed to the seen at dawn, the hall seemingly untouched could still be seen standing on its location. But a movement round revealed a fire attempt on the basement of the hall which traditionally host Sunday school sessions and other meetings when the need arises. First from the window one could see a blackened floor indicating there was some fire in the building. A closer look will present three chairs showing visible signs of being touched by fire as they are partly melted or blackened. On one of the chairs on the ground are partly burnt offering baskets all in a smelling of fuel.
Cross checking how the fire got into the hall, two short sticks could be seen about 5-10m from the wall of the hall with two dark lines entering the hall indicating the sticks might have been the source of the fire.
According to the hall warden, it was at about 7:30pm he was called by the night watch that the hall was on fire. “I was confused so I rushed to the hall and opened from the basement. Smoke was everywhere and so we struggled to put off the fire.” Nfor Edwin Ndi the warden said.
As to what happened he narrates “the guys came with 20litres of petrol with ropes of stuff and connected from outside siding into the hall. Thank God the night watch was it early and so we struggled and put off the fire.”
On the damage recorded he adds “the damage was not much only a few chairs and three offering basket got burnt.”
The warden who refused receiving earlier treats on the hall however speculated it might be connected to a meeting that is to take place this Thursday.
The only meeting that has however been connected to the hall is the listen to the people’s encounter organized by the National Commission for the promotion of Bilingualism and Multiculturalism NCPBM whose location was announced as “Multipurpose Hall of the Presbyterian Church Center, Ntamulung on Thursday 31st of May 2018 at 9am prompt.
No other church official was prepared to talk on the matter but a release read over the PCC owned radio CBS Bamenda indicates that there was no metting programmed for the hall.
Though subject to verification, at Press time we gathered that some Church officials were making efforts to refund some money intended for the hiring of the hall.
Derick BAKAH

Derick BAKAH

Bakah Derick is a Broadcast Presenter and Multimedia specialist with focus on sharing with the rest of the world the daily happenings in the Northwest Region of Cameroon. You can contact us on +237 675460750 or debakah2004@gmail.com.

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