A Global Firepower (GFP) index, has ranked the Nigeria Military as the 4th most powerful military in Africa.
Africa’s largest economy came 44th globally, with the United States of America, Russia, China, India and France making up the top five most powerful military in the world out of 125 nations.
According to the index, Egypt has the strongest military in Africa and 12th in the world, followed by North African neighbours Algeria and Ethiopia.
South Africa was ranked 5th of the 30 African nations, behind Nigeria in 4th.
The GFP ranking measures a government’s military and is based largely on each nation’s potential conventional war-making capability across land, sea and air.
The final ranking incorporates values related to resources, finances and geography, over 40 different factors determines each nation’s Power Index.
Making up the top 30 in Africa include:
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Republic of the Congo
Central African Republic