Nevertheless, this is not first time that Abubakar Shekau has been proclaim dead, only for him to later reappear in videos ridiculing his  persecutors.

Reports reaching us claims Boko Haram Leader Abubakar Shekau has died after blowing himself up o avoid being caputred by a rival group also known as Jama’atu Ahlus-Sunnah Lidda’Awati Wal Jihad (JAS)

On thursday multiple reports across Nigerian media claiming that he had died by suicide rather than be taken alive by the rival group,

others suggested he was either dead or badly wounded.

Nigerian Army spokesman Mohammed Yerima told CNN via a text message that the military is “still investigating” Shekau’s reported death.Seyi Adetayo, a former officer of Nigeria’s Department of State Services, its secret service equivalent, and founder of intelligence group Eons Intelligence, told CNN that he had heard of Shekau’s death from Nigerian intelligence sources