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Operation Vigilance (Nigeria)

Name assigned by coder: no
PGM ID Number: 406
Country: Nigeria
Date formed: Aug. 20, 1998
Details of Formation: Special state security outfit founded to fight crime in Enugu state.
Date dissolved: Unknown
Details of Termination:
Successor group(s): none
Private Military Company? no
Government Relation: type2
Government Link(s): sub-national government
Training and Equipment no information
Shared Information and Joint Operations no information
Shared personnel yes
Types of Material Support: domestic government
State Sponsor(s): none
Other Connection(s):
Membership: security forces
Location: Enugu State
Force Strength: [unknown, unknown]
Target(s): criminals; unarmed political opposition, government critics; journalists
Purpose(s): protect property and investment; self-defense and security; anti crime
Other Information: -composed of policemen but has seperate mission and identity.