The Koma people became recognized as Nigerian in 1961, a year after independence, along with the old provinces of northern Cameron. Today Koma is part of the seven districts of Ganye local government in Adamawa State.
The Koma hill was discovered in 1986 by some corps members.The Koma have their own language, known as Koma, with an estimated 61,000 speakers. It is a member of the Niger–Congo language group. The Koma people are divided into three main groups:
1. The hill-dwelling Beya
2. Ndamti, and
3. The Vomni lowlanders.
They are committed to their traditional culture. The men wear loin clothes and women wear fresh leaves. Koma men are much more receptive to wearing of contemporary clothes than the women. Customarily children in Koma inherit their maternal lineage. As a mark of acceptance and friendship, a Koma man may share his wife with friends, especially visitors. They have an average population of about 400 people per village, and many engage in rearing of animals.The late Colonel Yohanna Madaki visited the mountains in 1989, at the insistence of the first set of corps members posted to the low lands.