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Following the collapse of a building at TB Joshua‘s Synagogue Church of all Nations, which claimed the lives of over 67 people, the church’s authorities have released an official statement on the matter, stating that the tragedy occurred because of an attack.

The statement, which was was posted on the Synagogue’s official Facebook page, contained condolence messages and reassurances of the church’s commitment to ensuring survivors get adequate care. In addition, the statement also revealed the church authorities’ conviction that “attackers” were behind the incident, and that “…in due course, God will reveal the perpetrators of this unfortunate tragedy.”

Here are excerpts from the statement:

Emmanuel – God is with us.

The pain of one is the pain of all. It is indeed a sad and painful moment for the families and friends who have lost loved ones. It is equally so for us in The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations (The SCOAN), under the leadership of Prophet T.B. Joshua.

On Friday, September 12, 2014, at about 12:44pm, one of the buildings on The SCOAN property unexpectedly collapsed, tragically resulting in death and injury. Nigerians and citizens of other nations were affected. This incident was preceded by the appearance of a strange aircraft which flew very low over the building four times and then disappeared.

Since the day of this incident, The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations, its members and partners, have worked in collaboration with the Nigerian, South African and other nations’ authorities to ensure that survivors are rescued, attended to with the best medical treatment, cared for in the most humane and hospitable manner and reunited with their families, while those who passed on – martyrs of the Kingdom of God – are retrieved, identified and treated respectfully.
Amongst those we are working hand-in-hand with, are: The Federal Government of Nigeria, the Government of the Republic of South Africa, Lagos State Government, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), the Lagos State Ministry of Health – doctors and nurses, the Standard Organization of Nigeria (SON), the Red Cross, the Nigeria Police Force and various Non-governmental and humanitarian organisations and construction and engineering corporations.

It is very sad that inaccurate reports are coming from some quarters that we are not cooperating with the rescue teams and other agencies in collating information and providing assistance on the incident. Contrary to this, we want to categorically state that the church has provided assistance when and where required and continues to do so – good Christians are good citizens.

We emphasise our commitment to cooperate with all relevant authorities in establishing the cause of the collapse of the building.
The church views this tragedy as part of an attack on The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations and in particular, Prophet T.B. Joshua. In due course, God will reveal the perpetrators of this unfortunate tragedy.

Read the entire statement on the Synagogue Church of all Nations’ Facebook page.

41 Comments

  1. Enlightend

    September 18, 2014 at 10:18 am

    Have you asked why 67 SA people will be at the synagogue?? Obviously they believe TB Joshua can provide them with something they need, maybe the SA government should investigate why. Now what actually happened – TB Joshua has been warned by the WHO, UN, Nigerian Government before hand not to house people with the Ebola virus, but off course He is a PROVEN faith Healer (Hence the reason why thousands of people come to his Synagogue to be be healed – SA people people included) The building had a number of people with Ebola and many other diseases and the Nigerian government collapsed the building to contain the spread of the Virus. May the souls of the dead rest in peace now and may their families be comforted.

    • Ms Geeky 30

      September 18, 2014 at 11:11 am

      lol. No other response. Please re-read your own comments, do some reading and come back when you have some wisdom. In the meantime, the only appropriate response to your comment is outright laughter.
      LOL!!!

    • ak

      September 18, 2014 at 3:40 pm

      LMAO ROFLMAO.

      He is truly “enlighTEND”

    • Chloe

      September 18, 2014 at 11:34 am

      lol, i actually thought you were making sense till i got to “the building had a number of people with Ebola Virus”…… if I decide to argue with someone that reasons like you I’ll get upset this morning, so I will let it slide.

    • Changing Faces

      September 18, 2014 at 2:38 pm

      Proven ke? Is he God?

    • lala

      September 18, 2014 at 3:36 pm

      Waiting for your web link,… pls!! eyes rolling.

    • artemis

      September 18, 2014 at 5:52 pm

      Errr…enlightened, are u sure u r enlightened at all? Biko read the article again and understand what was written properly. Be mindful of ur accusations tho

    • agu

      September 18, 2014 at 9:14 pm

      You are simply an idiot who speaks out of point

  2. bruno

    September 18, 2014 at 10:24 am

    MUMU,TB joshua because of your greed and selfishness, 67 people are dead. Nigerian pastors if u like keep erecting weak structures all over the place. Long hissssss.

  3. pretti

    September 18, 2014 at 10:25 am

    amen………………………………….

  4. Trina

    September 18, 2014 at 10:30 am

    Dude, maybe nobody attacked you.

    Maybe your structural engineers in charge of the building work have some explaining to do. I suggest starting from there, and in the event that their processes and procedures come out squeaky clean, then we can discuss the “strange aircraft”

    #TeamLogic

  5. pretti

    September 18, 2014 at 10:39 am

    but wait o, didn’t TB see vision about the collapsing of His church?

    • NaijaPikin

      September 18, 2014 at 11:38 am

      Chop knuckle. He can see everything else except his own. Jokers

    • wth

      September 18, 2014 at 3:39 pm

      Isnt that something!!!

    • fifi

      September 18, 2014 at 4:29 pm

      My thought exactly……nonsense

  6. Mama

    September 18, 2014 at 11:12 am

    Has anyone ever wondered if this was simply an “ACT OF GOD”????
    Could God be warning TB Joshua? The bible says in Galatians 6:7… “Be not deceived God is not mocked, whatsoever a man sows he will SURELY reap”!!!

    • Miss Pee

      September 18, 2014 at 11:56 am

      Please there’s nothing, I repeat nothing as An Act of God that is evil, Read James 1:17, Every Good and Perfect Gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the Heavenly Lights, who does not Change like Shifting Shadows.
      God is never an author of confusion, so except you’re referring to the acts of God for good things, if not God ONLY does Good things.

  7. polelo

    September 18, 2014 at 11:19 am

    devil is rising war end has come #being carnally minded is death ..may their souls rest in peace God is always with us you cant accuse God’s General Major TB Joshua we experience attacks everyday they are there for a purpose …… AMEN

  8. Aboh Anthony

    September 18, 2014 at 11:41 am

    BELIEVE d Prophet….it ws an attack….check d cctv dia ws a plane hovering arnd d building.I sw it.

    • precious

      September 18, 2014 at 1:56 pm

      which kind yeye attack? i disagree with that attack o, what do u expect wen they reconstruct a 2 story building to 6 story building? that 6 story building that collapsed was 2 story building before, becos they want more pple and more money they went and arrange with construction pple to change it to 6 story building, tell me why the building will not collapse? abeg TB Joshua and his construction workers shld held responsible that’s if there is any survival among the construction worker becos they are all inside working before the building collapsed.

    • NaijaPikin

      September 18, 2014 at 2:40 pm

      So a plane was hovering…..and so? Don’t planes hover over buildings close to MMA? Have all those buildings collapsed?

      Let’s stop being silly. Rather than owing mistakes, learning from it and implementing change, Naija pple will deflect to blame game. A correct structural engineer will probably be able to explain the craziness that led to the building falling apart. Won’t be surprised if fake and cheap materials coupled with cutting corners behavior led to this tragedy.

  9. Ester Maleaka

    September 18, 2014 at 11:57 am

    Don’t blame man of God he’s got nothing to do With that is just the devil who want to destroy the nation and whp did that must now we are busy praying soon everyone will now who didn’t and why we will make sure devil is expose this world belong to God not u Satan. May the soul of our fellow south Africa rest in peace. And our father in Christ TB Joshua be strong than before we love and soon i’ll be coming there I just want every one to be negative for the sake of the family of the deceased people and pray for them pls people stop talking nagetive things their family need us the moist. Not our negative thought

  10. bruno

    September 18, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    @Enlightened, BUT WHY?

    • british/naija

      September 18, 2014 at 4:03 pm

      LOL…..Oh Bruno! Don’t I just love you!!!….I have been a silent reader, reading the articles and the comments that come along with them and each time, I look forward to reading yours and it always makes me smile. You may be atheist and gay and I a Christian woman and married but we all can’t be the same. It’s being different that makes us who we are. Keep being you!!!

  11. Dee

    September 18, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    We love to blame everything on enemies or the devil. Abeg is it the devil or enemies that stopped the Chirch from obtaining the states permit before extending the building? Is it the devil or enemies that stopped their engineers ( if thy didn’t)from telling them the risk of adding 4more storeys to a building whose foundation was laid for 2storeys? Is it also the devil or enemies that made them ignorant or negligent to the fact that a building under such major reconstruction should have been first evacuated?

    Let them take responsibility and stop looking for phantom enemies to pass the blame to. As for the helicopter , yes that is a frequent zone for helicopters and the air forces air crafts which is why there is a strict building code in that area which they decided not to obey. A plane or helicopter flying around a solid building would never bring it down. Truth is the building most likely had structural faults and the government needs to stop shying away because it’s a Church and hold those who were negligent responsible.

  12. joshua

    September 18, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    ppl should be very careful d way they conclude everyting…wht make him greedy.. wu is more philantropic dan him….plz watch ur tongue..God knws everytin

    • Trina

      September 18, 2014 at 6:06 pm

      Casual Observation:

      Why is it that all the folks defending TB Joshua cannot be bothered with good English grammar? Or is it just me noticing this trend?

    • agu

      September 18, 2014 at 9:18 pm

      English is not your language fool please you need deliverance from this colonialspirit.

    • Trina

      September 19, 2014 at 3:19 pm

      @agu…It has absolutely nothing to do with colonialism. If you’re going to do a thing, make an effort to do it well; spoken English inclusive.

      Besides, why type out your comment in English? I think we all know who the real fool is here.

    • Philanthropic

      September 18, 2014 at 8:09 pm

      Please wake up from your deception and get about a little more, you might learn something.

      forbes.com/pictures/efkk45gdij/the-5-most-generous-people-in-america/

  13. ella

    September 18, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    May the departed souls rest in perfect peace.

  14. humm

    September 18, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    TB Joshua , STFU and take responsibility for cutting corners in erecting such a shoddy contruction.PERIOD, POINTBLANK

  15. Dorothy Khabenyana Kgathi

    September 18, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    May the souls of those that passed on rest in the shelter of the most high God. We ;leave in a world of trials and tribulations and our pastors and all other men and women of God are not exempted, even our Lord Jesus went through the same until his death on the cross, let us not loss our faith because of this fatal accident that occurred in the grounds of a holy place belonging to one of the servant of God, Let us find strength to continue in the journey of our faith until the arrival of the groom(Jesus). T B Joshua, God is with you, these tragedies were predicted in the bible, we recently had air disasters around the globe incliding the mysterious disappearance of the Malayasian flight. God is still saying something. Remain blessed all

    Dorothy

  16. kadi usa

    September 18, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    PROPHET TB JOSHUA, YOU ARE A REAL MAN OF GOD. BE STRONG GOD IS WITH U. GOD HAS USE U TO SAVE LIVES ALL OVER THE WORLD. LET US PRAY FOR LOST OF LIVES & THEIR FAMIILIES.YOU CARE SOO MUCH ABOUT EVERYONE NO MATTER WHAT THEIR BELIEVES U CARE.. I KNOW IT IS SO PAINFULL FOR U TO SEE THIS TRAGEDY BUT THINK ABOUT THIS YOU ARE HUMAN, IT HAPENED TO JOB & MANY PROPHET IN THE BIBLE. GOD ANNOINTED YOU & HE IS USING U SO MIGHTILY.THANK U MAN OF GOD.

  17. modupi

    September 18, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    I thought joshua can raise da dead maybe it is time for him to prove his powers

  18. Noblelady

    September 18, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    I strongly believe the man of God. It was an attack and he was th prime target… what a lose. Rip to the deaths

  19. Leah

    September 18, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    So how come God didn’t reveal perpetrators before it happened? This is a man that claims god reveals soccer games winners to him before hand, but something that would claim the lives of 67 plus, he waits till later. Can somebody please arrest this idiot and the contractor already.

  20. omoibo

    September 18, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    Sure, the building was attacked by UFO….. Dude is dillusional

  21. Tony

    September 19, 2014 at 7:08 am

    As a christian i try so hard not to insult some bloggers. Negativity is what leaves Nigeria where it is. People insult each other at any given chance and move ahead to pass baseless judgements. Situations where people are clearly guilty, you parrots would not advocate for an arrest. Boko Harram is killing and slaughtering in the North, Governors and politicians are embezzling funds while the masses die and wallow in poverty.

    An accident occurs in a church premises and all teachers of the law who barely read or know the bible come up to ask judgemental questions. Who are you guys for TB Joshua to be proving powers to. Is he a magician. Everyone has the right to belief what they want but y’all should stop belittling others believes.

    If you have no comments, go do some work, even though i can see from some comments that the individual are jobless and narrow minded.

    As for you BN, Why do you allow this morally bankrupt individuals to like their own comment? Kindly add a hate this tab so we can bring these idlers to check.

    As for me, in good and bad times i would praise my Creator for i know He never gives me snakes when i ask for fish. Satan is out to set confusion and he/she always uses human beings

  22. dumby

    September 20, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    This is not from God bcos heaven protect his people.

  23. Roseline Jean Gilles

    September 24, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    MAN of GOD I know exactly ,the way you feel .You are a loving one ,God in controle.Be strong ,when the time come JESUS will reveale everything,I can wait to come for visit to the SCOAN.Since I start praying you,I feel peace and joy.God bless you.

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