Nigeria - Armed forces



The armed forces numbered 78,500 in 2002. The army had 62,000 personnel armed with 200 main battle tanks and 100 Scorpion tanks. The navy, with a total strength of 7,000, possessed one frigate and eight patrol and coastal combatants. The air force, composed of 9,500 personnel, had 86 combat aircraft and 16 armed helicopters.

Paramilitary forces included 2,000 port security police, a coast guard, and a security and civil defense corps of 80,000. Nigeria has observers and peacekeeping forces stationed in Croatia, the DROC, Eritrea/Ethiopia, Iraq/Kuwait, Sierra Leone, and Western Sahara. Nigeria spent $374.9 million on defense in 2001 or 1% of GDP.

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oluwasayo
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Aug 7, 2007 @ 12:12 pm
i want to join the nigeria navy,please contact me,any time the form is out,thanksyoujesuschrist@yahoo.com
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ezeana samuel
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Nov 1, 2007 @ 7:07 am
i like the strengt of nigeria military so would be glad to be part of them please contact me if any of these4 form comes out nigeria navy,nigeria customs services,sss and immigrations
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Aug 26, 2011 @ 5:17 pm
Sir , please am liberian now in ghana am looking for my nigerian ecomog friend by the name Yakks Yadoma i think the spellings mighty not be correct but ,He was the i think chief logistic officer in liberia in the year 1996. Please Sir help me get in turch. Thanks
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Brenda
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Feb 17, 2013 @ 7:07 am
please i need the name of all the forces that exist in Nigeria. Thanks
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ogheneyoma asemu
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Feb 20, 2013 @ 9:09 am
PLS I WANT TO KNOW THE ROLES OF THE ARMED FORCES IN THE STABILITY OF NIGERIA.THANKS

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