In a statement released Wednesday, authorities in the city of Ibadan said they have arrested the man believed to be responsible for the attack on a police station.
The man, who was identified as Mohammed, had allegedly been trying to kill police officers since Monday night, according to police.
“This incident has left the city’s citizens in fear, with an additional manhunt underway for Mohammed,” the statement said.
On Wednesday, the man allegedly opened the police officer’s car door to fire at them, wounding the driver.
He was apprehended on Wednesday and will appear before a magistrate on Thursday, the statement added.
This incident shows that even if police officers are killed in their duties, they are not immune from a terrorist attack, it said.
A man who claimed responsibility for the shootings in the capital city of Lagos has been detained by police in the western province of Lagoes, according a police official.
The official, who asked not to be named, said police were trying to find the man to take him to a detention center.
Ibrahim, who also goes by the name Mohammed Hassan, has a history of violence against police, including in 2013 when he shot at policemen in a busy shopping district of LagOS.
He was subsequently arrested in Lagos, but he was eventually released on bail, according the official.
Ibrahim, who is believed to have links to al Qaeda, was believed to carry out a number of attacks against Nigerian security forces in the past.
In 2014, he shot and killed three police officers in the northern city of Bayaniya.