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Edo State Vigilante (Nigeria)

Name assigned by coder: no
PGM ID Number: 409
Country: Nigeria
Date formed: Sept. 15, 2000
Details of Formation: Set up to help the police combat crime-
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 yes
Shared personnel no information
Types of Material Support: no information
State Sponsor(s): none
Other Connection(s):
Membership: no information
Location: Edo state, Benin city
Force Strength: [unknown, unknown]
Target(s): criminals; unarmed political opposition, government critics
Purpose(s): protect property and investment; self-defense and security; anti crime
Other Information: A bill passed in December 2001 made this group constitutionally official. Also knowns as "Edo Peoples Congress".