INTERNATIONAL NEWS - Many of the Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by militants from the town of Dapchi have returned, according to residents who spoke to the BBC.
People said that many of the 110 schoolgirls were brought back in a vehicle convoy this morning.
The circumstances of their return is still not quite clear, but there are indications five of the girls may have died.
They were taken from the school more than a month ago.
Parent Kundili Bukar told the BBC the militants - believed to be Boko Haram - drove into the town in a motorcade and surrendered the girls to the community.
The militants are said to have left immediately. He said the girls were looking haggard and tired - although some reportedly found the strength to run home to their families after being released.