More than 300 schoolboys have been reunited with their families, a week after they were kidnapped from their school in north-west Nigeria.
The boys arrived by bus in Katsina, capital of the state of the same name, where they were met by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Looking weary, some were still wearing their school uniforms, while others clutched grey blankets.
State authorities now say the children were abducted by local bandits.
Jihadist militant group Boko Haram had claimed to have been behind the mass kidnapping but some experts were sceptical because it occurred well outside their normal area of operations.
According to Governor Aminu Bello Masari, 344 boys were freed but others remain missing.
They were abducted on 11 December in an attack on a school in the town of Kankara.