Suspected Fulani militants killed eight people, including an eight-month-old baby girl, last Sunday night in the Vwang District of Jos.
The gunmen raided the village, shooting sporadically at the victims who were headed home for the night. The eight-month-old and her father were returning from a local hospital when they were gunned down.
This attack comes as communities in central and northern Nigeria have faced rising terrorist attacks.
“[The Fulani militants] continue to unleash terror on innocent citizens in the communities of Riyom, Barkin Ladi, Jos South and Mangu Local Government Areas of Plateau state in renewed attacks since after 2023 General Elections,” said the National Publicity Secretary of Berom Youth Movement in a statement.
The Fulani, who are majority Muslim, is the world’s largest nomadic ethnic group. While most Fulani lives at peace with their neighbours, militant Fulanis, radicalised by extreme Islam, have emerged from their people group with jihadist intent.
Radicalised and armed Islamist Fulani have killed tens of thousands of Christians and left more than three million homeless in a 20-year genocide against them.