Journalist, Ahmed Salkida, who has
reported extensively about Boko Haram,says that Abubakar Shekau, the leader of Boko Haram is still alive.
Shekau was last heard from in March,when he released an audio message pledging allegiance to the Islamic State (IS) group.
He has not been seen in any of the sect recently released videos, fueling speculations that he might have been killed.
Also the Chadian president, Idriss Deby fueled this speculation on Tuesday August 11th when he said a new leader of Boko Haram, Mahamat Daoud, has taken over from Shekau.