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Nigerian Army Ranked 5th Strongest Army In Africa by luigiajah(m): 6:50am On Nov 06, 2014
The Global Fire Power ranking (GFP) measures
countries’ military strength and gives a power index
number in order to compare them to other countries.
Below are the countries with the most powerful
militaries in Africa.
1. Egypt
Egyptian military is the strongest among other
countries in Africa due to the sheer size of its armed
forces. Egyptian soldiers are well equipped and well
trained, but are inferior to Israeli soldiers in terms of
weaponry and training. More than 1.5 million
individuals reach the army age every year. It has
more than 800 military aircraft and 200 helicopters.
2. Algeria
Algerian military is made up of a modern army,
navy and air force. Frontline personnel number more
than 120,000 active personnel, which is well equipped
and it has nearly 2,000 armoured fighting vehicles
at its disposal. Algeria also has the added benefit of
its own oil reserves, allowing it to use its own fuel to
power tanks, aircraft carriers, naval vessels, and
more. Algeria continues to be among the African
countries with the best military power.
3. Ethiopia
Ethiopia has the third strongest military on the
African continent as a result of both their large
population and their long independence from
colonisation. As a landlocked country, it has
focused its resources on building its army and air
force to an impressive degree. With a population of 38
million people, 24 million of the citizens are
considered to be fit for active service. Ethiopia
reportedly had around 182,500 personnel in their
ground forces and a further 3,000 air force personnel.
4. South Africa
The country has got what it takes to be among the
top countries in Africa, strong enough to be
recognised. South Africa uses its very advanced army
for pacification and international cooperation. Its
aircraft and naval vessels are especially well
equipped with the latest technology, and though the
country has less than 88,000 active front-line
personnel and 17,000 active reserve personnel, it has
the capabilities and manpower for much more.
5. Nigeria
Nigeria has the second largest army by number of
troops on the continent, but due to political
instability and lack of equipment, it has been
ranked just the fifth strongest country in Africa. The
country has more than 1,400 armoured vehicles, 360
tanks, and 6,000 logistical vehicles at its disposal, as
well as nearly 300 aircraft and 25 high-powered
naval vessels. The army has been criticised for their
heavy-handed manner in dealing with civilians
during anti-Boko Haram operations in the North-
east. The previous year, Nigeria occupied the 4th
place.

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Re: Nigerian Army Ranked 5th Strongest Army In Africa by bigtt76(f): 7:07am On Nov 06, 2014
B.H nor de ranked? grin

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Re: Nigerian Army Ranked 5th Strongest Army In Africa by luigiajah(m): 7:09am On Nov 06, 2014
bigtt76:
B.H nor de ranked? grin
rotfl

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Re: Nigerian Army Ranked 5th Strongest Army In Africa by 9jii(m): 7:11am On Nov 06, 2014
BOKOHARAM 4th?

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Re: Nigerian Army Ranked 5th Strongest Army In Africa by Sijo01(f): 7:19am On Nov 06, 2014
Even with BH distractions, NA is still ontop its game.
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GEJ till 2019.
Re: Nigerian Army Ranked 5th Strongest Army In Africa by manutdadex(m): 7:28am On Nov 06, 2014
kudos to Nigeriain army , no army can witstand an internal islamic group! God bless Naija and her armed forces
Re: Nigerian Army Ranked 5th Strongest Army In Africa by xtratagem(m): 7:36am On Nov 06, 2014
Provide the original source
Re: Nigerian Army Ranked 5th Strongest Army In Africa by simplemach(m): 7:54am On Nov 06, 2014
I dont think there is need to jubilate over 5th position. We should top that list and nothing less. Imagine countries like Ethiopia and Algeria having stronger army than our country. There's really cause for alarm.
Re: Nigerian Army Ranked 5th Strongest Army In Africa by laurel03(m): 7:54am On Nov 06, 2014
9ja army or 9ja boko?

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