Over 101 of 110 girls who were kidnapped from Government Girls Science and Technical College (GGSTC), Dapchi, located in Bulabulin, Yunusari Local Government area of Yobe State, have reportedly been returned.
One of the abducted schoolgirls, Maryam Yerima, who spoke to the newspaper, said the five schoolgirls died from congestion, the day they were abducted.
Another of the freed girls has said a Christian classmate remained captive. And don't ever put your daughters in school again, ' the extremists told the residents.
Hafsat Abdullahi, whose 16-year-old sister Fatima had been taken away by the militant group, said they were dropped back in Dapchi.
'We did it out of pity.
The release of the schoolgirls was the outcome of the directive by President Muhammadu Buhari to all security agencies to do everything possible to secure the release of the schoolgirls, the government said.
"With this prompt release of the Dapchi girls, the APC government has demonstrated how government should respond to such situations".
'This is a warning to you all, ' resident Ba'ana Musa cited them as saying.
NAN reports that the Federal Government in the latest update on the issue said 101 girls released by the insurgents have been documented.
In August 2015, IS publicly backed Barnawi as leader of Boko Haram, or Islamic State West Africa Province, over Abubakar Shekau, whose supporters carried out the Chibok abduction.
The activist said the Barnawi faction of Boko Haram contacted and confirmed to her that the girls were safe, healthy and in good condition. Boko Haram means "Western education is forbidden" in the Hausa language. "No money changed hands", he told reporters in the capital, Abuja.
The military rejected the allegation, calling it an "outright falsehood". They said they would keep her until she converted.
NAN reports that the girls went home but were recalled to the hospital for profiling and medical check-up.
"Dapchi is full of joy", he said.