On December 29th, in the city of Okene, Kogi state, a terrorist attack occurred near the palace of the king of the Ebir people, Ado Ibrahim, killing 4 people. A few hours before the attack, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari was in the city, who opened several government projects.
IS fighters operating in the state may be behind the attack. The exact purpose of the attack is not known, perhaps the Islamists wanted to demonstrate a threat to the top officials of the Nigerian government. The last ISIS attack took place in the settlement of Endori on December 22, its target was the checkpoint of the local police, during this incident 4 security officials were killed.
In general, the scale of activity of the ISIS guerrilla cells scattered across central and southern Nigeria is not yet completely clear, since the Islamists deliberately do not give a complete picture of what is happening.