Koma people are indigenous hill-dwelling people occupying the Altarlike Mountains in northern Adamawa state in Nigeria and Northan Cameroon
They are called the KOMA people, they were discovered in 1986 by a corps member in the then Gongola state of Nigeria in 1961 and now have 17 villages on the Nigerian side.
Koma people are indigenous hill-dwelling people occupying the Altarlike Mountains in northern Adamawa state in Nigeria and Northan Cameroon at the southwestern side (FARO NATIONAL PARK) of the bord with at Adamawa state.
Years later, the people of Koma have managed to exist outside of modern civilization, hidden away in these hills, they move around freely naked or nearly naked in leaves and loincloths, they cook with fire made with flint.
The Koma people depend on farming, hunting, and gathering forest products like bananas, locust and conarium used for body lubrication
Once boys and girls turn 14 and 17 Boys go for circumcision and Girls go for extraction of two of the incisors for girls.
The Koma people believe in a supreme being called Zum or Nu .reportedly, some international NGOs are working with the communities to help preserve Koma culture and promote tourism.
By Shumi Sumaya