Nigeria’s controversial cleric who has made himself famous with his prophecies across continents and alleged miracles denied on Friday saying that if Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Separatist movement, the Independent People Of Biafra, IPOB, were to die in prison, Nigeria would burn.
Prophet TB Joshua of the Synagogue Church of All Nations in Lagos said those were not his words.
In a message titled “ATTENTION! This is an official statement from The Synagogue Church Of All Nations – SCOAN” posted on the Church Facebook page, Mr. Joshua church said:
“There is currently a rumour circulating around the internet that T.B. Joshua said that If Nnamdi Kanu Or Others Die, Nigeria Will Break Apart.
“These rumours are 100% false and are not from Prophet T.B. Joshua or The SCOAN.
“If there is any prophetic message, it will be officially broadcast on Emmanuel TV. Beware of false rumours”.
T.B. Joshua is a controversial figure in Nigeria and his prophecies are as controversial as his person and miracles. In 2014, many wondered how could a man who sees things that will happen all over the world, fail to see that a guesthouse in his own church would collapse, killing more than a hundred people on September 12, 2014.
About 116 worshippers died in the building collapse and a team of investigators from the Lagos State Government found that it was due to structural defects. The team concluded that negligence caused the six storey building to collapse.
But Joshua’s church argued that it was bombed by a plane that was seen hovering over it more than an hour before it collapsed. The government also said that the church did not have the permit to erect a six storey building there, an allegation that the church has also denied.
The government has arraigned the church engineer and one other person and has vowed to pursue the matter to a logical conclusion. If the government wins, it will take over the land according to the Land Law in Lagos.
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