Governor of Katsina, Aminu Masari, says 17 missing students from Government Science Secondary School, Kankara have been found.
Gunmen had invaded the school, kidnapping over 300 students.
The governor, in an interview on Monday with Deutsche Welle (DW), a German news outlet, said the students found have been reunited with their families.
“As at today, information available to me shows that 17 of the missing children have been found. 15 of them were found around Dinya in Danmusa (LGA),” he said.
“I was informed by the DPO. One other was found through them and the last, the father called that his son has returned home.
“All these missing children found have been reunited with their families since we have shut down schools.
“Majority of the students were in the forest in Zamfara. Efforts are on for their rescue.”
On Tuesday, Boko Haram claimed it was responsible for the abduction of the students.
Abubakar Shekau, leader of the group, said it attacked the school because it was teaching students things that could “destroy Islam”.
The military had said an operation to rescue the students was in progress.