There was confusion in the area as members of the community scampered into the bush as the terror group appeared in the area, first dropping off some of the girls in a nearby village and then driving into the center of Dapchi town to drop off the rest of the girls.
Five of the girls are dead according to reports. It is not clear if the Nigerian government paid any ransom to get the girls released.
Meanwhile, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, confirmed their return.Shehu promised to give further details on the development later.
“Yes, the girls are being transported to safety. We will give details later. We thank God,” he said.