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Zamfara State Vigilante (umbrella org. for various Sharia enforcement vigilantes) (Nigeria)

Name assigned by coder: no
PGM ID Number: 408
Country: Nigeria
Date formed: Feb. 12, 2000
Details of Formation: Vigilante group set up by the Zamfara state governor to monitor the observance of the strict Islamic code
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 yes
Shared Information and Joint Operations yes
Shared personnel no information
Types of Material Support: domestic government
State Sponsor(s): none
Other Connection(s):
Membership: religious
Location: Zamfara state
Force Strength: [unknown, 2000]
Target(s): civilians
Purpose(s): self-defense and security; anti crime
Other Information: -vigilante groups under within the Zamfara State Vigilante are Joint Aid Group, Yan Agaji, The Legion, Man O' War, and Civil Defense.

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