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Peoples Vigilante Brigades (Angola)

Name assigned by coder: no
PGM ID Number: 50
Country: Angola
Date formed: Oct. 19, 1983
Details of Formation: Jose Eduardo Dos Santos, President of Angola ..signed a decree approving the statutes of the people's vigilante brigades and .. a national Department of the People's Vigilante Brigades under the Ministry of Provincial Coordination....the functioning of the People's Vigilante Brigades [BPV] will be assumed, ensured .. by the Minister of Provincial Coordination and by provincial, municipal, communal and district commissioners. Oct 19, 1983, BBC Summary Aka popular vigilante brigades.
Date dissolved: Unknown
Details of Termination:
Successor group(s): none
Private Military Company? no
Government Relation: type2
Government Link(s): state/military institution
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: village/rural; urban
Force Strength: [unknown, unknown]
Target(s): criminals; rebels, insurgents, or other armed group
Purpose(s): protect state, national or religious institutions; protect national borders and integrity; self-defense and security; anti crime
Other Information: Last mention in source in 1989