According to reports by Daily Sun, the terrorist leader was captured by the 'king of hunters' around Gafa Mountain in Borno state after much speculation about Shakau's capture for over a week.
A source quoted in the report revealed that troops of the Nigerian army fighting in the area had surround the Gafa Mountain area last week over intelligence report that top Boko Haram leaders were hiding there.
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 after the millitary proclaimed him dead.
"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,” she had stated.
Efforts to reach Army spokesperson, Col.S.K Usman were said to be abortive as calls placed to his telephone line were left unanswered.