Shira according to The Sun was arrested at a motor park at about 8.30am along with the others who escorted him to Damboa to connect a vehicle to Biu enroute to Lagos State.
Shira, (who goes by the alias Jarido) is rumored to be number one on the new list of wanted men by the Nigeria military. Reports say he was decked in a cowboy outfit as a form of disguise when he was arrested.
He is believed to be the leader of the Boko Haram militants in Damboa, Chibok and Askira Uba Local Government Areas of Borno State.
They were arrested by men of the Civilian Joint Task Force, who are providing support to the Nigeria military battling the militant group.
The suspects have reportedly been handed over to military authorities in Biu, Borno State.