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Nigeria Drops In Global Military Ranking (See Position)




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The Nigerian military has dropped in rank according to report from the latest global military ranking which considered 145 countries of the world.

Naija News gathered that according to the 2023 ranking, the Nigerian military was ranked 36th out of a total of 145 countries reviewed.

The current position is one place below the country’s 2022 ranking in which the Armed Forces of Nigeria ranked 35 out of 142 countries considered by Global Fire Power.

Apart from dropping one place in the global rankings, Nigeria also dropped from third to fourth on the African continent.

Globally, the United States of America’s military is ranked first in the world; Russia is second; followed by China in third.

India is ranked fourth; the United Kingdom fifth, South Korea, Pakistan, Japan, France and Italy are respectively ranked sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth, and tenth in the world.

In Africa, Egypt occupies the first position and 14th in the world, Algeria came second and 26th in the world, and South Africa is ranked 33rd in the world to emerge third on the continent.

“Ranking the nations of the world based on currently available firepower. The finalised Global Firepower ranking below utilises over 60 individual factors to determine a given nation’s Power Index (‘PwrIndx’) score with categories, ranging from the number of military units and financial standing to logistical capabilities and geography.

“For 2023, Nigeria is ranked 36 of 145 out of the countries considered for the annual GFP review. The nation holds a PwrIndx* score of 0.5587,” the organization said.

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However according to Punch, when contacted for comment on the ranking, the Director, Defence Information, Brig. Gen. Tukur Gusau, declined comment on the ranking.