The Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has said that only 76 out of the 110 abducted pupils of the Government Girls Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State have been released.

This is contrary to the earlier report that 105 of them were freed while five had died.

In a statement released by the Special Adviser to the minister, Mr. Segun Adeyemi, a copy of which was made available to STV, the girls were released without government paying ransom.

The statement noted that the 76 were those whose records were documented.

It did not confirm the death of five of the abducted girls.