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Thursday, February 09, 2017

Jewish Scientists Visit Nnewi To Test Ancestral Connection With Igbos



Former president-general of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Dr Dozie Ikedife, has invited Jewish scientists to carry out Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) test at his hospital to ascertain the possibility about an ancestral relationship between the Igbo people and Jews in Israel.

The Jews have been carrying out the tests at Nnewi—Ikedife Hospital located along Igwe Orizu Road, Otolo-Nnewi, Anambra state.

The Jews have been carrying out the tests at Nnewi—Ikedife Hospital located along Igwe Orizu Road, Otolo-Nnewi, Anambra state.

According to Vanguard, hundreds of people trooped out in their numbers, on Tuesday, February 7, to participate in DNA test to ascertain the validity of the claims that the Igbo migrated from that part of the world.

As early as 7.00 am people had started arriving to take part in the cell screening exercise, while a few policemen were seen in the hospital premises to ensure a hitch free DNA exercise.

While addressing newsmen on the exercise, the former president general of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, said there had been stories of Jewish/Igbo relations based on archaeological discoveries and mythology, saying he facilitated the Jewish scientist to come and prove the mythology.

He said the Israeli-Yaweh group came into the country to take a random sampling of cells from the people in the South-East for studies to carry out a DNA analysis and comparison in Houston Texas USA.

“The idea is to establish scientifically the relationship of the two groups of people. It is necessary to satisfy the curiosity and answer the question in the minds of many for quite some time." he said.

Concerning the possible outcome of the tests, the former Ohanaeze president said: “If at the end of the day, it is confirmed that we are relations, we would remain brothers and friends, but if it proved negative we remain friends. My curiosity is based on the fact that I studied Anthropology as well as Medicine, the result of the cell examination is expected to be out in August this year.”


By Oluwatobi Bolashodun

1 comment

  1. Since the test is on going, there is no need to pre-empt the result. Period. Thanks.

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