Introduction / History Ndola is an ethnic group found in Nigeria, with few living in Cameroon. The Ndola people have existed in what is now called Kurmi and Ngada areas for over 1,000 years, since the split of the Bantu Kingdom from which they descended.
Where are they located? Ndola people are located in Nigeria with an estimated population of 98,000 while a handful of about 4,000 are located in the Cameroon. In Nigeria they are specifically found in Taraba State living in five different local governments which include Kurmi, Bali, Gashaka, Donga and Sardauna. Until September 21, 2016 when the Governor of the state, Arch Darius Dickson Ishaku carved out and gave them a Special Development Area called Ngada Special Development Area. By this development, it now means the Ndola People can be found in only two areas in Nigeria; that is Kurmi Local Government and Ngada Special Development area which are all in Taraba State of Nigeria.
What are their lives like? The majority of Ndola are farmers living in mountainous and low land regions of Taraba State.
What are their beliefs? Ndola people were originally Pagan until the arrival of the Sudan United Mission of North America and Germany. The missionaries made contact with the Ndola people via present Kurmi Local Government in its headquarters in Baissa. The majority of them are now Christians with fewer Muslims and Pagans.
Prayer Points * Pray for peace, because Fulani herdsmen have attacked and killed over 20 residents in July 2016
* Pray that many of them should turn to Christ.
* Pray for development in the area * Pray for completion of Bible translation in this people group's primary language.