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Special Force Vigilante (Uganda)

Name assigned by coder: yes
PGM ID Number: 98
Country: Uganda
Date formed: Nov. 10, 1981
Details of Formation: Trained for 3 weeks at Lunyo Farm, Entrebbe with the passing out ceremony officiated by Vice-President Mr Paulo Muwanga. Set up by vice-president and minister of defence to be "eyes and ears" of the Uganda Peoples Congress
Date dissolved: Dec. 2, 1981
Details of Termination: This group is not mentioned again after December 1981
Successor group(s): none
Private Military Company? no
Government Relation: type1
Government Link(s): person/minister
Training and Equipment yes
Shared Information and Joint Operations no information
Shared personnel no information
Types of Material Support: no information
State Sponsor(s): none
Other Connection(s):
Membership: adolescents; party activists
Location: trained in Entebbe
Force Strength: [unknown, 600]
Target(s): rebels, insurgents, or other armed group
Purpose(s): protect state, national or religious institutions
Other Information: This group operated when Obote was President The fourth arm of the security network built by President Obote in the 1980s - the army, the police, the 'ragged militia' (see seperate entry) and the Special Forces Vigilante. The Special Forces were trained at Lunyo Farm, in Entebbe, and their passing out parade was attended by the vice-president