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List of Most Dangerous Countries in the World 2017: See Nigeria’s Position

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Global Peace Index recently released the list of 2017 most dangerous countries in the world and many questions have been raised with Nigeria ranking 15th most dangerous country in the world.

The organization always uses three indices to measure their report and these includes: the level of safety and security in society, the extent of domestic and international conflict, and the degree of militarization.

Asian countries like Pakistan and North Korea moved out of the top 10 while Ukraine is now ranked number eighth. According to the report,  the world’s most dangerous countries of 2016 became even more volatile because of increasing volatility among populace of indexed areas.

Nigeria was ranked alongside over 163 independent countries coming to 15th position.

War prone zones like Syria, South Sudan and Iraq are also among the list of most dangerous countries in the world to live in, while other “fragile states” include Afghanistan, Somalia, Yemen and the Central African Republic.

Countries like Pakistan and North Korea moved out of the top 10 while Ukraine is now ranked number eighth and this is due to the ongoing conflict with pro-Russian separatists in the Donbass region.

Nigeria’s position on the list might be connected to the steady security challenges she is facing at the moment ranging from the Boko Haram crisis, kidnappings to agitations for Biafra republic and recently, Niger Delta Avengers bombing major pipelines in the country.

Below is a table showing the current ranking of the world’s most dangerous countries 2017
RANK COUNTRY SCORE
1 Syria 3.806
2 South Sudan 3.593
3 Iraq 3.57
4 Afghanistan 3.538
5 Somalia 3.414
6 Yemen 3.399
7 Central African Republic 3.354
8 Ukraine 3.287
9 Sudan 3.269
10 Libya 3.2
11 Pakistan 3.145
12 Democratic Republic of the Congo 3.112
13 Russia 3.079
14 North Korea 2.944
15 Nigeria 2.877
16 Palestine 2.832
17 Colombia 2.764
18 Lebanon 2.752
19 Turkey 2.71
20 Israel 2.656
21 Venezuela 2.651
22 Egypt 2.574
23 India 2.566
24 Mexico 2.557
25 Philippines 2.511
26 Burundi 2.5
27 Mali 2.489
28 Chad 2.464
29 Eritrea 2.46
30 Azerbaijan 2.45
31 Iran 2.411
32 Bahrain 2.398
33 Kenya 2.379
34 Cameroon 2.356
35 Saudi Arabia 2.338
36 Rwanda 2.323
37 Zimbabwe 2.322
38 South Africa 2.316
39 Thailand 2.312
40 Kyrgyz Republic 2.297
41 Mauritania 2.295
42 Tajikistan 2.293
43 Djibouti 2.292
44 China 2.288
45 Ethiopia 2.284
46 Cote d’ Ivoire 2.279
47 Guatemala 2.27
48 Guinea-Bissau 2.264
49 Myanmar 2.256
50 Republic of the Congo 2.249
51 Niger 2.239
52 Honduras 2.237
53 El Salvador 2.237
54 Armenia 2.218
55 Uzbekistan 2.216
56 Algeria 2.213
57 Belarus 2.202
58 Turkmenistan 2.202
59 Brazil 2.176
60 Cambodia 2.161
61 United States of America 2.154
62 Guinea 2.148
63 Uganda 2.148
64 Dominican Republic 2.143
65 Papua New Guinea 2.143
66 Angola 2.14
67 Sri Lanka 2.133
68 Jordan 2.127
69 Guyana 2.105
70 Macedonia (FYR) 2.092
71 The Gambia 2.091
72 Jamaica 2.091
73 Morocco 2.086
74 Swaziland 2.074
75 Haiti 2.066
76 Burkina Faso 2.063
77 Cuba 2.057
78 Georgia 2.057
79 Peru 2.057
80 Trinidad and Tobago 2.056
81 Bangladesh 2.045
82 Greece 2.044
83 Bolivia 2.038
84 Paraguay 2.037
85 Gabon 2.033
86 Nepal 2.026
87 Kosovo 2.022
88 Ecuador 2.02
89 Kazakhstan 2.019
90 Oman 2.016
91 Benin 1.998
92 Liberia 1.998
93 Cyprus 1.994
94 Senegal 1.978
95 Nicaragua 1.975
96 Mozambique 1.963
97 Argentina 1.957
98 Togo 1.954
99 Moldova 1.953
100 Tunisia 1.949
101 Lesotho 1.941
102 Equatorial Guinea 1.94
103 United Arab Emirates 1.931
104 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.915
105 Vietnam 1.906
106 Tanzania 1.899
107 Montenegro 1.884
108 Timor-Leste 1.879
109 Namibia 1.873
110 Albania 1.867
111 South Korea 1.858
112 Laos 1.852
113 Kuwait 1.842
114 Mongolia 1.838
115 Panama 1.837
116 Serbia 1.834
117 United Kingdom 1.83
118 France 1.829
119 Malawi 1.817
120 Ghana 1.809
121 Sierra Leone 1.805
122 Indonesia 1.799
123 Taiwan 1.787
124 Zambia 1.783
125 Italy 1.774
126 Madagascar 1.763
127 Lithuania 1.735
128 Estonia 1.732
129 Uruguay 1.726
130 Qatar 1.716
131 Costa Rica 1.699
132 Latvia 1.68
133 Romania 1.649
134 Malaysia 1.648
135 Bulgaria 1.646
136 Botswana 1.639
137 Chile 1.635
138 Croatia 1.633
139 Spain 1.604
140 Slovakia 1.603
141 Mauritius 1.559
142 Poland 1.557
143 Netherlands 1.541
144 Singapore 1.535
145 Hungary 1.534
146 Belgium 1.528
147 Norway 1.5
148 Germany 1.486
149 Australia 1.465
150 Sweden 1.461
151 Bhutan 1.445
152 Ireland 1.433
153 Finland 1.429
154 Slovenia 1.408
155 Japan 1.395
156 Canada 1.388
157 Switzerland 1.37
158 Czech Republic 1.36
159 Portugal 1.356
160 New Zealand 1.287
161 Austria 1.278
162 Denmark 1.246
163 Iceland 1.192

 

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