Nigeria Military 2018, CIA World Factbook
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Nigeria Military 2018

SOURCE: 2018 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Nigeria Military 2018
SOURCE: 2018 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on February 28, 2018

Military expenditures:
0.43% of GDP (2016) 0.42% of GDP (2015) 0.41% of GDP (2014) 0.47% of GDP (2013) 0.5% of GDP (2012)
country comparison to the world: 146
[see also: Military expenditures country ranks ]

Military branches:
Nigerian Armed Forces: Army, Navy, Air Force (2013)

Military service age and obligation:
18 years of age for voluntary military service; no conscription (2012)

Maritime threats:
the International Maritime Bureau reports the territorial and offshore waters in the Niger Delta and Gulf of Guinea as high risk for piracy and armed robbery of ships; in 2016, 36 commercial vessels were boarded or attacked compared with 14 attacks in 2015; in the first half of 2017, 31 crew members were abducted in five reported incidents; half of all reports of vessels being fired upon occur in Nigerian waters; Nigerian pirates have extended the range of their attacks to as far away as Cote d'Ivoire and as far as 100 nm offshore


NOTE: 1) The information regarding Nigeria on this page is re-published from the 2018 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Nigeria Military 2018 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Nigeria Military 2018 should be addressed to the CIA.
2) The rank that you see is the CIA reported rank, which may habe the following issues:
  a) The assign increasing rank number, alphabetically for countries with the same value of the ranked item, whereas we assign them the same rank.
  b) The CIA sometimes assignes counterintuitive ranks. For example, it assigns unemployment rates in increasing order, whereas we rank them in decreasing order






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