Yusuf Idris, media aide to Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara, confirmed the release of the girls to NAN Tuesday Morning.
The official said 279 schoolgirls were released and they were released around 4:00 a.m. on Tuesday. He said the 279 girls are currently at the Zamfara government house waiting to be reunited with their parents.
He asked for more time to provide details on the remaining 38 girls.
The students were abducted early Friday amidst the worsening security situation across Nigeria.
The Abduction in Zamfara occured about two weeks after dozens of students and staff members were abducted by armed bandits from a school in Kagara, Niger State. The students in Niger were released on Saturday morning.