The Pan tribe of Qua’an Pan are descendanta from Daffiar who migrated from parts unknown to present day Qua’an Pan. In the course of Daffiar’s migration, he eventually settled atop a hill in present day Koffiar. His offspring decided to continue the migration in search of arable lands on the plains below the hill. They settled in various areas including present day Doka and Kwa. In the course of the migration, one of the Daffier’s children got tired at a certain location and declared “Dum mak”, which means, “the journey is enough” in the local dialect. This formed the basis of the name of present day Doemak. Daffiar also had a pair of twins who continued migrating and eventually settled in present day Namu. This is why Namu is known as Jep Jan, which means twins in the local dialect.
Qua’an Pan is located in the Southern region of Plateau state. The Local Government is bordered to the North by Bokkos, Mangu and Pankshin Local Governments. To the East by Shendam Local Government and to the West and South by Nassarawa State. The people of Qua’an Pan are predominantly farmers and also engage in other trades like, blacksmithing, metal works, hunting, trading and fishing.