Security Watch Africa Initiative (SWAT) was established in 1997 to monitor, collect and analyze security issues in Africa. In 2004, an award scheme was inaugurated to recognize those who have excelled in the security area.
The Nigerian Army has won the best land forces in Africa 2021/2022. This award was presented to them during the 17th conference award in Banjul, Gambia on the 11 of November, 2022. They were recognized as Africa’s best in security, safety and governance.
The Nigerian Army was recognized owing to the fact that they display extraordinary courage and resilience on the battlefield.