Controversial Nigerian pastor TB Joshua claims to have warned people about the tragic building collapse which led to 115 deaths.
Joshua stated in a Facebook post last Sunday that he warned people and prepared them during the three weeks prior to the multi-storey guest house collapse.
The Synagogue Church of All Nations(SCOAN) founder had previously alleged that a terror attack was behind the tragic six-story collapse and showed a clip from CCTV footage of a plane flying over the building several times.
Joshua who is known for his prophetic visions was widely criticised for not being able to prophecy this tragedy.
In response he took to Facebook and warned his critics against accusing him of failing to foresee the disaster. “For the three weeks before the incident, if you heard my message and sat down, you would know I was giving you a vision and prophetic Word on how to handle the situation at hand,” said Joshua.
According to Joshua, all the “Satanic agents” criticising him over the circumstances surrounding the incident, would soon “suffer for it.”
âI pray the satanic agents should be the only ones to suffer this. I said, our God will get back to them. Warn your family and brothers about their talk. You will know I am a man of God this time. People who are looking for your downfall and run to disturb your spirit, warn them to be careful of their tongues and the people who come to them. God is a God of vengeance â anybody can go for it,â he wrote.
The prophet insisted that the 115 victims were martyrs, adding that their relations would see the continuation of the work of God, “that is what they died for, suffered for and are living for.”
âThe martyrs, victims and relations want to see your faith grow; they want to see the work of salvation and the work of God in your life continue. They want to see you serve the Lord the more. The only way you can allow the work of God to continue is to be with yourself and God, not to allow intruders and people around you to advise you and tell you what to do when they could not stop what happened.â