The Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) result has confirmed that Igbos are not Jews.
The result says there is no possible ancestral link between Igbo and the Jews.
The international President of Jewish Voice Ministries, Rabbi Jonathan Bernis, announced that the result of saliva samples taken in Nnewi had shown that the Igbos were not Jews.
Members of the group had gathered at Uruagu-Nnewi to collect what would be confirmation of DNA test result of Ndigbo’s claims that they are descent of Israel.
Rabbi Bernis who read the report from a laboratory based in Houston, Texas, the United States of America (USA) said that, “the result of the samples taken from Nigeria randomly on some people in Igboland bear no semblance with the ones in the data base of the laboratory.”
The Israeli in company of three of his compatriots said that none of the 124 specimen taken from Nigeria matched the samples in the Houston laboratory which has 17 years’ experience in DNA business.
He, however, said that the, “result does not rule out the claim of Igbo to Israeli descent,” adding that more research would still be made to authenticate these claims.
The President of RICON, Bishop Ignatius Orizu (JP) while commenting on the DNA result said that, “the result would not deter the organisation from continuing to research into the claimed descent of the Igbo from Israel.”