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Naparama (Mozambique)

Name assigned by coder: no
PGM ID Number: 71
Country: Mozambique
Date formed: June 5, 1990
Details of Formation: formed beginning of 1990 - recruits former refugees/peasants - believe invulnerable to bullets - armed with spears
Date dissolved: Aug. 8, 1994
Details of Termination: Police collected weapons 1994 - demanded demob subsidies like other forces. Reappear in 2000 in prison massacre but not linked to government.
Successor group(s): none
Private Military Company? no
Government Relation: type1
Government Link(s): sub-national government
Training and Equipment no
Shared Information and Joint Operations no information
Shared personnel no information
Types of Material Support: plunder and loot; villagers
State Sponsor(s): none
Other Connection(s):
Membership: religious; village/rural
Location: Zambezia, Nampula
Force Strength: [unknown, 9000]
Target(s): rebels, insurgents, or other armed group
Purpose(s): protect state, national or religious institutions
Other Information: leader died in battle 1991. formed beginning of 1990 - recruits former refugees/peasants - believe invulnerable to bullets - armed with spears also knows as Naprama, Nacrama

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