The Nigerian Army stands above 16 European countries in a ranking of the world’s strongest armies – Global Firepower (GFP).
The European countries below Nigeria are: Denmark, Belgium, Portugal, Bulgaria, Austria, Belarus, Hungary, Croatia, Slovakia, Serbia, Albania, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The ranking is based strictly on each nation’s potential conventional war-making capabilities across land, sea and air.
The United States of America is number one in the world.
The number one army in Africa, according to the ranking, is Egypt which ranks 12th in the world. Algeria is 2nd in Africa and 26th in the world. Ethiopia is 3rd in Africa and 42nd in the world while Nigeria is 4th in Africa and 49th in the world.
Below is the full list of the African countries in the 2016 ranking:
- South Africa
- Democratic Republic of Congo
- South Sudan
- Cote d’Ivoire
- Republic of the Congo
- Central Africa Republic