The Nigerian Army has dismissed media reports that it has captured Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau.
Unconfirmed reports had emerged earlier that Shekau had been captured by some local hunters.
But the Army said until it receives the Boko Haram leader from his reported captors, it cannot confirm his capture.
Operation Lafiya Dole Commander, Lucky Irabor, said this while speaking at a press conference in Maiduguri, Borno state capital.
He said, “The military does not have Shekau in its possession and only read about the supposed capture in some media reports.
“I also heard about it that some local hunters reportedly captured Shekau and I said, okay, when they bring him, we’ll see him.”