Battle of Chinagodrar
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On 9 January 2020, a large group of Boko Haram militants assaulted a Nigerien military base at Chinagodrar in Niger's Tillabéri Region. They attacked an army post in Chinagodrar, in the west of the country, in Tillabéri Region, 13 kilometres (8 miles) from the border with Mali, 210 kilometres (130 miles) north of Niamey. At least 89 Nigerien soldiers were confirmed to have been killed in the attack with more casualties suspected, but yet to be confirmed. The Nigerien government said that 77 militants were killed.
The Islamist insurgency in the Sahel intensified in the late 2010s. This attack followed those in Niger on 10 December and 25 December.
The Nigerien government declared three days of national mourning after the battle. Nigerien President Mahamadou Issoufou fired General Ahmed Mohamed, the chief of the Nigerien Army, and replaced him with Major General Salifou Modi.
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