>> These Nigerian school girls are now safe back home after they were kidnapped over a month ago by Boko Haram. They were abruptly dropped off in Dapachi town from the militant's groups vehicles on Wednesday.>> There were five of us that died. Those that died were not killed by Boko Haram.
They died because they were trampled upon. It was stress and trauma that made them tired and weak.>> 110 girls were kidnapped in February. Dapachi residents say more than 100 returned on Wednesday. But just why the militant group released them is unclear. Nigeria's government denies that any ransom was paid.
>> It was agreed that there will be no force or real confrontation. So that's why it was possible for them to drop the guns. It's part of the agreement that will not use any violence condition. I don't forget that the lives of these children are much more important to us, than any cheap military victory
>> It's the biggest mass abduction since Boko Haram took over 270 school girls in the town of Chubok in 2014. The Islamist group has waged a nine year insurgency in the north east of the country and neighboring states. Tens of thousands of people have been killed and more than 2 million have been displaced.
A 2015 military campaign drove the group from most territory it controlled but much of the area remains beyond government rule. And insurgents still stage attacks from strongholds near Lake Chad.