According to the Federal Government, the number of Dapchi schoolgirls released is 101, following the documentation of more of the freed girls by security agencies.
Nigerian Minister of Information Lai Mohammed confirmed that 101 of the 110 girls abducted are back home safe, and one boy was also returned.
"The 76 are those who have been documented so far", he said, adding that they were released at about 3:00 a.m. (0200 GMT) and that a full head-count was under way.
In a statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday, the Minister said the number could still increase, as the documentation of the freed girls is ongoing.
"Boko Haram just returned the kidnapped girls this morning".
Witnesses said members of the militant group drove into the city of Dapchi with nine vans and left the girls in the middle of town and warned about educating the group.
Similar claims about security failings were made about the hours leading up to the abduction of 219 mostly Christian girls from Chibok, in neighbouring Borno state.
A military officer at a checkpoint near Dapchi said, "Boko Haram have brought the girls".
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Hafsat Abdullahi, whose 16-year-old sister Fatima had been taken away by the militant group, said they were dropped back in Dapchi.
NAN reports that vehicles have been stationed at the hospital to convey the girls to Damaturu.
It also said no negotiations or ransoms were paid for the release of the girls as was being reported by some media.
Another parent told CNN his daughter Fatima, 14, was in such a poor state that she was unable to stand up when he saw her.
"What happened was that the abduction itself was a breach of the ceasefire talks between the insurgents and the government, hence it became a moral burden on the abductors". "Out of the five girls that died, I know only two of them - Aisha and Maimuna".
Sahara Reporters had reported on Wednesday that the girls have been released.
An Amnesty International report released Tuesday accused the Nigerian military of failing to listen to multiple warnings of an imminent attack.
The schoolgirls were kidnapped from Government Girls Science Technical College (GGSTC), Dapchi On February 19, 2018.