Neighbourhood Watch Organisation (NOW) of Adamawa State (Nigeria)

Country: Nigeria
Details of Formation: Governor of Adamawa state set up this armed groups in September 2001 as a voluntary security outfit of Adamawa State.
Details of Termination: --
Purpose: The bill creating the militia was enacted into law by the Adamawa State House of Assembly. It stipulated that the group conducts joint operations with the regular security forces to assist in providing law and order.
Organisation: The organization of the militia was supposed to be similar to other local vigilante groups with traditional leaders integrated into the group’s structure.
Weapons and Training: The militia was equipped with arms by the state government.
Size: No information.
Reason for Membership: The bill passed by the Adamawa State Assembly specified that the state government, Nigerian Legion and the Civil Defence Corps decide on who is eligible to join the militia.
Treatment of Civilians: No information.
Other Information: Other states in Nigeria may possess similar vigilante groups, but evidence on whether those groups are armed is missing: Delta State Vigilante Groups, Kaduna State Vigilante Group, Kano State Vigilante Group, Osun State Vigilante Group and Yobe State Vigilante Group (see evidences). See also similar federal state-sponsored State Vigilante Groups in the database.
References: Information was taken from news sources listed in the PGMD.