How did the Kom people come about the name NJONG for their military group?
Before the arrival of Foyn YUH I to the throne, this KOM military unit was called (NDO-IGHONG/KINTIM). Foyn YUH overthrew another Foyn before becoming Foyn himself. The commander in chief who lead the NDO-IGHONG/KINTIM in 1865 to overthrow the Foyn for YUH to take over as Foyn, was called NJONG.
NJONG was the commander in chief of the NDO-IGHONG/KINTIM of Bobe Aboh. When he succeeded in his mission and enthroned YUH as the Foyn in 1865 the name NDO-IGHONG was changed to NJONG and that name has remained so till today. The real Bo Njong in Kom is the Foyn. The Njong unit heads in Kom are actually care takers of those units. The njong unit heads report their activities to the (MFORMIE) Commander-in-Chief who is based in the palace (Laikom). The Mformie transmits all reports to the Foyn. Decisions from the Bo Njong, the Foyn, are transmitted to the Njong units through the Mformie in Laikom. Foyn YUH II revamped the NJONG in 2008. Their role today is no more to raid other chiefdoms but to keep the Kom cultural activities alive.