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Ninjas (Congo Brazzaville)

Name assigned by coder: no
PGM ID Number: 57
Country: Congo Brazzaville
Date formed: Sept. 8, 1997
Details of Formation: private militia of Bernard Kolelas, Prime Minister and Mayor of Brazzaville when Lissouba was in power (1992-97). Not clearly pro government until 1997 when Kolelas became PM.
Date dissolved: Oct. 24, 1997
Details of Termination: Ninjas were a pgag until 25 October 1997 (when Lissouba and Kolelas lost power and Sassou declared himself president) when they became a rebel group.
Successor group(s): none
Private Military Company? no
Government Relation: type1
Government Link(s): person/minister; sub-national government
Training and Equipment unclear
Shared Information and Joint Operations unclear
Shared personnel unclear
Types of Material Support: unclear
State Sponsor(s): none
Other Connection(s):
Membership: ethnic; unemployed; children
Location: Brazzaville, Pool
Force Strength: [unknown, 4000]
Target(s): rebels, insurgents, or other armed group; ethnic group
Purpose(s): protect state, national or religious leader(s)
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