Schoolgirls abducted last Friday from Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, in Talata Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara State have regained their freedom.
The news was confirmed by Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle, on Tuesday.
According to him, the girls were released with the help of repentant bandits without any ransom paid.
The Governor put the number of girls recovered at 279, although the police had earlier said 317 girls were kidnapped.
The released girls arrived at the Zamfara State Government House in Gusau early on Tuesday wearing face masks and light blue and brown chadors. They had breakfast and were scheduled to visit the hospital for checks before a reunion with their families.