Boko Haram has reportedly returned more than 100 girls from the Government Girls Technical College, according to Sahara Reporters citing an unnamed source.
Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, told Punch that the girls had been returned. “Yes, the girls are being transported to safety. We will give details later. We thank God.”
The Guardian also confirmed, from parents and other relatives, that several of the kidnapped girls had been dropped off in the village from which they were taken in mid-February.
The British agency clarified in the report that it remains unknown if all 110 girls had been returned. There were more than 900 girl attending classes when the attack took place a month ago. Some of the students managed to escape while others were found after the attack.
Five of the girls are thought to be dead and it remains unclear whether the Government of Nigeria had honored any requested ransom for the release of the girls. In a recent statement, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said Boko Haram's violence "is gradually drawing to end."
The Nigerian extremist group returned the girls who were kidnapped from a high school. Sahara Reporters said sources said that members of the militant group transported the girls in nine vehicles in Dapchi town.
In 2014, Boko Haram had kidnapped 276 girls from a school in Borno state.