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    Nigeria Military 1997

      Military branches Army, Navy, Air Force, paramilitary Police Force

      Military manpower - military age 18 years of age

      Military manpower - availability
      males age 15-49: 24,465,233 (1997 est.)

      Military manpower - fit for military service
      males: 14,015,140 (1997 est.)

      Military manpower - reaching military age annually
      males : 1,209,386 (1997 est.)

      Military expenditures - dollar figure $243 million (1995 est.)

      Military expenditures - percent of GDP less than 1% (1995 est.)

      Disputes - international demarcation of international boundaries in vicinity of Lake Chad, thelack of which led to border incidents in the past, is completed and awaits ratification by Cameroon, Chad, Niger, and Nigeria; dispute with Cameroonover land and maritime boundaries in the vicinity of the Bakasi Peninsulahas been referred to the ICJ

      Illicit drugs facilitates movement of heroin en route from Southeast and SouthwestAsia to Western Europe and North America; increasingly a transit route forcocaine from South America intended for European, East Asian, and North Americanmarkets

      NOTE: The information regarding Nigeria on this page is re-published from the 1997 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Nigeria Military 1997 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Nigeria Military 1997 should be addressed to the CIA.

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