Botswana citizens said Nigerians should seek popular televangelist, T.B. Joshua for 'divine intervention'
Botswanans say Nigerian citizens should get help from T.B. Joshua as the government seeks military support from Africa in the increasingly challenging fight against Boko Haram.
A Botswana radio station, Yarona FM News, had sought public opinion concerning an appeal by the African Union for its members to send soldiers to Nigeria to assist in the fight against Boko Haram.
In response, Botswana citizens said Nigerians should seek popular televangelist, T.B. Joshua for 'divine intervention', according to the radio station.
“Some members of the public who say sending soldiers away would expose them to unnecessary dangers argue, among other things, that Nigeria should look to the famous televangelist TB Joshua for divine intervention,” Yarona FM reported.
There were also Facebook comments from the public on the issue, “When you send soldiers there, they will be fighting the wrong battle,” an Facebook user, Thero Matsuakata stated. “These people are led by evil spirits! Prophet T.B. Joshua talked about this long ago.”
However some Botswana citizens have objected to the suggestion, adding that their country should provide the aid Nigeria requests.
“It would be very selfish of our government if they ignored this plea,” wrote another Facebook user, Ken Pul Kol.
“Soldiers are trained for such things as much as a doctor is trained to save a patient's life! What if we are befallen by the same thing tomorrow,” she queried. “Do we really want the world to look sideways and pretend we aren’t dying?”
Pastor T.B. Joshua of Synagogue Church of All Nations, (SCOAN), gained prominence in Botswana following his crusade in 2005 that packed the National Stadium in Gabarone.
His television station Emmanuel TV remains one the most closely followed channels in the country.