Recent reports have it that the leader of the deadly Boko Haram terrorist group, Abubakar Shekau may have been captured by ‘king of hunters’ around Gafa Mountain in Borno State.
For more than a week now, there has been continuous speculation about Shekau’s capture.
Abubakar Shekau, the leader of the deadly Boko Haram sect which has terrorized the North-East for many years now has been on the most wanted list having been the cause of continuous pain in Nigeria. The number of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in refugee camps across the region speaks volume of the devastating effects of the sect.
A highly placed source quoted in the report revealed that troops of the Nigerian Army fighting in the area had surrounded the Gafa Mountain area last week following intelligence report that high-ranking Boko Haram leaders were hiding there.
Recall that severally, the Nigerian military had pronounced Abubakar Shekau either arrested or killed only for the Boko Haram leader to resurrect with YouTube video releases to prove he is very much alive.
The Nigerian Army, earlier this year had announced the death of three key commanders of the extremist Boko Haram sect. The army said the terrorists were killed in a major air strike on their location in the dreaded Sambisa Forest.
Also, on May 12, 2014, the DSS, through its former spokesperson, Marilyn Ogar, insisted that the man in the videos released by the sect was not the real Shekau. She had stated:
“Boko Haram has become a franchise; anybody can assume and lay claim to any name. What I know is that the original Abubakar Shekau is dead; the person claiming to be the national leader now is not the original Abubakar Shekau.”
Efforts to reach Army spokesperson, Col. S. K. Usman proved abortive as calls placed to his telephone line were left unanswered. The text message was also not responded to.