News reaching us from “Release partners” sources indicate that fulani militia have killed at least 14 ethnic Beroms in raids on villages in Plateau state this week.

Stefanos Foundation, which supports survivors of violent attacks, reports that the raids took place in the Riyom and Barkin Ladi areas near the state capital, Jos.

It reported that a mother and her three children were among the dead in Riyom – while two half-brothers were reportedly ambushed in their car and shot dead in Barkin Ladi. Villagers hearing of this second assault later killed a Muslim man in retaliation, according to Associated Press news agency.

News reaching us from “Release partners” sources indicate that fulani militia have killed at least 14 ethnic Beroms in raids on villages in Plateau state this week.

Stefanos Foundation, which supports survivors of violent attacks, reports that the raids took place in the Riyom and Barkin Ladi areas near the state capital, Jos.

It reported that a mother and her three children were among the dead in Riyom – while two half-brothers were reportedly ambushed in their car and shot dead in Barkin Ladi. Villagers hearing of this second assault later killed a Muslim man in retaliation, according to Associated Press news agency.

Stefanos reports that a 33-year-old man named as Yohana Tengwong was shot in Kashingwol, Barkin Ladi, yesterday morning.
Berom villages in this part of central Nigeria suffer frequent attacks by suspected Fulani militants against a backdrop of heightened religious, ethnic and political tensions. (Sources: AFP, AP, Stefanos Foundation).

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