Inept security operatives
Shonong is not new to recent violence. The acting village head of Attarkar and that of Shonong village were killed two days before Christmas and were buried 48 hours before Monday's mass killings.
A Plateau State House of Assembly member representing Riyom constituency, Daniel Dem, while reacting to Monday's incident, questioned the lack of action by STF in the area.
"If the military are there in the village and the attack took place at about 8 a.m. and lasted till afternoon, then the military have so many questions to answer," he said.
Mr. Dem visited the victims at Vom Christian Hospital were about 20 survivors were receiving medical attention.
The JTF spokesperson, however, said he had no details of the Shonong attack but that adequate officers had now been posted to all the communities in Riyom.