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Icelanders a.k.a Niger Delta Vigilante (Nigeria)

Name assigned by coder: no
PGM ID Number: 407
Country: Nigeria
Date formed: April 19, 2003
Details of Formation: Although mainly a-political, it has allegedly been created by the Rivers state governor after elections in 2003 to fight other militant groups and the opposition.
Date dissolved: Sept. 3, 2005
Details of Termination: Since 2004, the group was in process of disarmament. In 2005, the Rivers State Police Command had declared the leader of the Niger Delta Vigilante (NDV) wanted.
Successor group(s): none
Private Military Company? no
Government Relation: type1
Government Link(s): person/minister; sub-national government
Training and Equipment yes
Shared Information and Joint Operations no
Shared personnel no
Types of Material Support: domestic government; crime
State Sponsor(s): none
Other Connection(s):
Membership: ethnic; religious; adolescents
Location: Rivers state, Port Harcourt
Force Strength: [6000, 10000]
Target(s): civilians; rebels, insurgents, or other armed group; ethnic group
Purpose(s): intimidate political opposition; fight insurgents
Other Information: -also known as Niger Delta Vigilante Force or Niger Delta Vigilante group