The Koma Hills are located on the mountainous fringes bordering the Republic of Cameroon in the Jada LGA. The Koma (the inhabitants of the hills) trace their history back to a pre-modern people who lived in the area. They uphold many of their ancient cultural traditions.
Koma is a relatively primitive hill-dwelling ethnic group in northern Adamawa, in the Atlantika Mountains, which shares a border with southern Cameroun. Hill-dwellers are spread through the south and southwest of these mountains, including many on the Cameroun side. There are 21 Koma villages in the Cameroonian side of the Alantika Mountains and 17 villages on the Nigerian side.
The Koma people became recognized as Nigerians in 1961, a year after independence, along with the old provinces of northern Cameroun. Today Koma is part of the seven districts of Jada local government in Adamawa State.
The hill was discovered in 1986 by a corps member.