Hoodlums on February 10 and February 13 opened fire on some security personnel around Enugu.
The police and other security agencies had been mobilised to intensify surveillance and patrols in pursuit of the criminals, said the minister.
Security personnel have stepped up patrols in Jos metropolis to maintain peace.
In a fresh investigation, the global rights body also highlighted widespread cases of torture and other gruesome violations across the predominantly Igbo region.
ISWAP terror group is a faction of Boko Haram group that emerged in 2016. The group who specialises in attacking military bases and formations pledged its allegiance to Islamic State.
“The hoodlums attempted to stop the reconstruction work on the station which was set ablaze during the EndSARS protest in 2020.”
Hoodlums killed no fewer than nine persons in Ukpomachi village, Awkuzu, Oyi Local Government Area of the state early Monday morning.
“The team had a fierce gun duel with the hoodlums and overpowered them,” the police said.
The former Nigerian minister advises #EndSARS campaigners to raise the alarm when trailed by state agents.