The Koma tribe is an ethnic group found in the northern part of Adamawa, a state in Nigeria. These people live in an area filled with hills in the Alantika mountains ( Alantika means ‘’Allah hasn’t yet arrived’’ in the Kanuri language)very close to the border between the people of Cameroon and Nigeria. Thier society is matrilineal. Fathers have been known to give out their wives/daughters to visitors as a sign of friendship. Killing of twins was considered sane to the Koma tribe because they believed twins were evil and an abomination of Learning Africa.
Ever met anyone who doesn’t know what a mobile phone is? Or one who doesn’t know what the internet is all about? Let's take a trip to the northern part of the country Nigeria. The Koma tribe is an ethnic group found in the northern part of Adamawa, a state in Nigeria. These people live in an area filled with hills in the Alantika mountains(Alantikameans ‘’Allah hasn’t yet arrived’’ in the Kanuri language)very close to the border between the people of Cameroon and Nigeria. The Koma people are known to be very primitive because of their way of life and their pagan religion. Despite being surrounded by Islamic societies, the Koma people hold their ancient traditions and religious practice. They still wear a one-piece garment that covers just the genitals and the buttocks partially and fresh leaves too. A deviation from the normal African culture and belief where inheritance is via the paternal lineage (where you inherit things from your father’s side), the Koma people customarily inherit from the maternal side (they inherit from the mother’s side).
It's surprising right?? There’s this popular belief that in a tribe in Africa, the man gives out his wife/daughters to visitors and friends. Well!! Welcome to the Koma tribe, where the men/fathers give out their wives/daughters to visitors/ friends as a sign of friendship or acceptance. The Koma people are known for this particular act. According to them, it brings peace and unity to the tribe as a man is bound to share everything he has. The killing of twin children that was stopped so many years ago in Africa did not affect the Koma people. Until recent times, the Koma tribe was known for the killing of twins. To them, it was regarded as evil and an abomination. They bury the twin children alive and the mothers of these twins are seen as people with misfortune. It will be of interest to note that these ancient practices are subtly practiced even to date. The Komas are lovely people with an average population of about 400 people. They engage in the rearing of animals. Today Koma tribe is part of the seven districts of the Jada local government in the Adamawa state of Nigeria.