More than 100 schoolgirls were kidnapped by the Boko Haram in Dapchi, northeast Nigeria, over a month have been returned.
A senior government source in Abuja and police in Yobe state also confirmed the girls’ return although it was not immediately clear how many of the 110 students had been freed.
The Dapchi kidnapping on February 19 brought back painful memories of a similar abduction in Chibok in April 2014, when more than 200 girls were taken.
Bashir Manzo, who heads a parents’ support group in Dapchi, said: “The girls have been brought back. They were brought in nine vehicles and dropped outside the school at about 8:00 am
“I have the list of the missing girls with me, so I am now heading to the school to take a roll call of the returned girls to determine if any of them is still missing.”