Adavi Police Station in the Okene Local Government Area of Kogi State was attacked, and the Islamic State in West African Province (ISWAP) claimed responsibility.
Assailants stormed the station in the wee hours of Saturday morning.
The PPRO in Kogi, William Aya, stated that the attackers, who came from the opposite way, fired irregularly.
As a result of the gunfight, three of the command’s officers were shot and killed, but the hoodlums fled the station with gunshot wounds since they couldn’t get in.
CP Edward Egbuka, the state’s chief of police, sent a team of tactical operatives to the region, according to Aya.
According to the Voice of America, ISWAP claimed credit for the attack in a statement.
Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) issued a statement on Telegram, VOA reported.
Five persons were slain in a raid on a police station by Caliphate soldiers, according to the report.
There has been a significant degree of crime and kidnappings in Kogi in recent months, although the state is not known for attacks by the ISWAP sect, which operates mostly in northern Nigeria.
Earlier this week, ISWAP claimed responsibility for a bombing in Taraba that killed at least seven people.
Jihad Analytics, a consultant that analyses data on global jihad and cyber jihad, said earlier this month that Nigeria now has the Islamic State’s highest number of attacks (IS).
In the first half of 2022, half of the assaults claimed by ISIS were in Africa, while the affiliate of ISIS, ISWAP, is now more active in Nigeria, according to a report.
Since January 2022, Jihad Analytics data shows that Iraq has registered 120 IS actions while Nigeria has recorded 162.
A new report states that ISIS’s West African affiliate, ISWAP, is now more active in Nigeria than it has ever been in Iraq, a first in ISIS’ history.
Abubakar Shekau, the late head of Boko Haram, declared allegiance to IS in 2015 and was assassinated six years later by IS militants.
Earlier that day, President Muhammadu Buhari had ordered security services to be harder on the organisations responsible for recent attacks around the country.