They were reportedly discovered by a Nigerian journalist named Stephen Osu.
A good number of them still dress in the manner of…the Biblical Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden – stark naked — with fresh leaves for a little covering, wrote Osu at the time he discovered them.
The Jibu people are said to be the descendants of the Kwarafa Kingdom who lived for centuries in nine communities scattered around on the mountains in Gashaka Local Government area of Taraba State.
According to historical accounts, they lived together with their fellow brothers in the kingdom until about 1807 when Fulani Jihadists invaded the kingdom.
They were said to have run to the mountain top where they now live and are completely cut off from other tribes, and by extension the whole world.