The Nigerian government has now confirmed that 105 girls have been released from among 110 kidnapped in Dapchi, Yobe State.
According to Sahara Reporters, reports that 105 girls have been returned to Dapchi, with the remaining 5 said to be deceased.
The insurgents reportedly returned in the 9-vehicle convoy with which they came to abduct the girls. Residents of the town reportedly fled the scene, but the insurgents only dropped the girls off before leaving.
The presidency confirming the release on Twitter, said:
UPDATE 2: 104 DAPCHI GIRLS, 2 OTHERS FREED UNCONDITIONALLY
A total of 106 abducted persons,
comprising 104 Daphi schoolgirls, one other girl and a boy were freed
by insurgents in the early hours of today, Wednesday March 21, 2018.
— Presidency Nigeria (@NGRPresident) March 21, 2018