A total of 100 mothers and children who were kidnapped in Zamfara State have been rescued, the state government has confirmed.
The group were abducted on 8 June in Zamfara state. Four people were also killed during the incident.
According to the Zamfara State government, the abductees were released without any ransom being paid, but gave no further details.
The group will now be given medical checks and debriefed before they return to their homes, the state government said.
A spate of kidnappings has taken place in the region during recent months.
Since December 2020, more than 1,000 people have been abducted. Most have later been freed, reportedly after ransoms were paid, but some have been killed.
President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the military to flush out criminals in Zamfara and the neighbouring states of Kaduna and Katsina.