Church claims TB Joshua predicted Kenya terror attack in 2012

(Photo: Facebook/TB Joshua)

The Synagogue Church of All Nations in Nigeria claims that its controversial lead pastor TB Joshua predicted last week's attack on a university in Kenya back in 2012.

TB Joshua is a prominent religious figure in Nigeria because of claimed prophetic and faith healing abilities. He is currently under investigation by the Lagos State Government for the collapse of a six-storey building at his church complex in September last year that killed more than 100 people.

On Thursday last week, four militants affiliated with the Somali militant group Al-Shabaab stormed a university campus in Garissa and specifically targeted Christian students. More than 140 students were killed during the assault. The Somali militant group said that the attack was in retaliation for Kenya's assistance to the African Union peacekeepers currently fighting against them. 

Thursday's attack resulted in heightened security at Kenyan churches on Easter Sunday, and retaliatory attacks by the Kenyan Air Force against al-Shabaab camps in Somalia's Gedo region over the weekend. reported that Emmanuel TV, All Nations' media arm, uploaded a video of TB Joshua in 2012 making a prediction.

"I have a message for Kenya now," the article quotes Joshua from the video. "It is not yet over because I am seeing school children being targeted."

"They attacked in a school - a situation where you learn something happened to the children. A touch on the children is a touch on God. They should pray fervently," the controversial Nigerian pastor urged.

TB Joshua also claimed last week that he foresaw the death of a Nigerian politician as a direct result of the recently concluded Nigerian presidential elections, in which former dictator Gen. Mohammadu Buhari emerged the winner.

"(A) great man among the politicians will likely lose his life... I am seeing this kind of thing happening in the night," Joshua is quoted by Naij as telling his congregants on March 29.