Many Igbo believe that they are descended from a lost tribe of Israel, and some have taken on certain Jewish practices, while others identify as Jews.
More than 250 Jews from the Igbo ethnic group in Nigeria were brought to Israel last month for a week of Jewish activities and classes.
Given the history of violence against the Igbo, experts say they have “grave concern.”
“They’ve opened a can of worms.”
The test, and the missionary group that carried it out, were criticized by Igbo activists.
The cleric made headlines in this West African country.
A genetic test of the Igbo is the latest in a growing tensions between mainstream Jews and Jesus-believing Messianic Jews — both of whom want to reach this “lost tribe of Israel” first.
A new genetic test to determine whether the Igbo have “Jewish genes” has opened up fierce debates.
Biafran separatists, who profess “lost tribe” heritage, hope Trump will recognize their political movement.
The Igbo have long viewed themselves as descendants of ancient Israelites.