The international President of Jewish Voice Ministries, Rabbi Jonathan Bernis, has announced that the result of saliva samples taken in Nnewi had shown that the Igbo were not Jews. Members of the group had gathered at Uruagu-Nnewi to collect what would be the confirmation/ Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) test result of Ndigbo’s claims that Igbo are descent of Israel got to the venue as early as 9.00am on Saturday for a result that was to reshape the relationship of Igbo and 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 as more research would still be made to authenticate the claims.
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