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A member of the most brutal home-grown terrorist group in Nigeria, Boko Haram has confessed before Pastor T.B. Joshua of The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations (SCOAN) on Sunday March 9, 2014, revealing how their plan to bomb the popular church in Lagos was thwarted.
During a live television broadcast of the Emmanuel TV, late Sunday afternoon, T.B Joshua announced to the congregation that a young man had a confession to make.
“My name is Mustapha. I come from Yola, Adamawa State. I am a member of Boko Haram,”he began, sending the congregation into uproar. “Boko Haram is a cult. We have killed many souls,”
“When I joined this cult, they wrote something with Arabic Language. After writing it, they washed it and I drunk it. That is the day I had the mind to kill souls.”
“We dropped at the junction opposite from the church. There was a man who used to sell something opposite the church here. He is selling sweets, soap and cigarettes. I met the man and asked him to help me keep the bag I was carrying. It contained some instruments – bombs, to destroy people.”
However, Mustapha said the local trader refused to collect the bag. “We decided to sit down and eat before going on our mission here. Our plan was to take souls, to destroy at this Synagogue Church.”
He explained that activating the bomb was a matter of joining wires, adding that they had the ability to time the bomb. “We can set it to explode in one minute or ten minutes. We planned to set it for five minutes and immediately leave the place. All the souls will go.”
But when Mustapha and his cohort sat down to eat at a restaurant opposite the targeted church in Ikotun, Mustapha recounts a strange incident. “They brought food for us and we were eating. At that place, they had television. We were watching the television and discussing. It was Emmanuel TV – I saw you (T.B. Joshua) preaching to people”.
Mustapha admits he’d never been in church before and had no idea who T.B. Joshua was. “By the time you prayed and laid hands on the screen, it was like you were there with us and you joined our midst. As you laid your hands on the screen, you laid your hands on our face. That was when confusion came between us; everybody scattered,” he confessed.
“Since that day, I wanted to go home but I am not fit. Any time I lie down, I will be seeing you (T.B. Joshua) in my dream. You are disturbing me. I don’t know what I did to you. The thing is bothering me too much.”
“In my dream yesterday, you told me that the group of Boko Haram would not exist again. I want to go but I don’t have the spirit to do it again. I don’t sleep in the night; I always see you. You are disturbing me. You keep praying for me and laying hands on me. I want to sleep well. I cannot close my eyes without seeing you (T.B. Joshua). Please, help me.”
Hours later, T.B. Joshua brought out the young man again, and informed his members that God had warned him of the attack several weeks ago, prompting him to go into intense prayers.
“I have been in a serious battle for the past two weeks. Those who looked at my knees yesterday will know that this is what I wore last week,”
“It was not a surprise to me becauseI have seen it. My mission is to separate him from the spirit that is controlling him to do that. We are not to fight mere flesh and blood,” the pastor explained.
Mustapha reiterated his plight. “I cannot sleep or close my eyes. Even now, I am feeling a headache because I have not slept at night. Anytime I lie down and I want to sleep, I will see you in my dream, praying for me and disturbing me.”
As T.B. Joshua prayed, the Boko Haram member fell on the floor. He managed to get back up but fell again at the prayer of Joshua. He then began to vomit some strange substances. Joshua noticed the tattoo of a scorpion emblazoned on his shoulder and asked for its meaning. “This is the tattoo they gave to me in the cult. All of us have this tattoo.”
Mustapha, during the prayer session explained it was his very first time in a church, confessed, “We have never failed before. There is an operation we did at an airforce base in Maiduguri recently. Even we went to Adamawa State in Michika two weeks ago. We have never failed.”