They spoke out on Tuesday, three weeks after their abduction by suspected members of the Boko Haram sect.
The girls, who were surrounded by their relatives and members of the community at the burnt down school premises, recounted their ordeal to the wife of the governor of Borno State, Nana Shettima.
One of the girls who spoke in the local Hausa language said she was the only girl who did not get into the vehicles brought by the insurgents.
“When I observed that the men were a bit harsh, I became suspicious. I ran and jumped the fence then I climbed a tree close to the school and stayed there. One of the men followed me with a torchlight and asked me to return but i did not answer him,” she said.
A recent report by the police put the number of girls that were taken away at 276.
The Borno State Commissioner of Police (CP), Tanko Lawan, said that “out of the 276 abducted students of the school, 53 female students have been rescued; while 223 are still missing.
They were abducted on April 14 by suspected members of Boko Haram the same day the group carried out a bomb attack on a motor park in Nyanya area of Abuja. The blast left over 70 people dead and scores injured. Several vehicles were also damaged.
Several efforts have been made to rescue the other girls, with President Jonathan reassuring Nigerians that the girls would be rescued.
On Monday, the leader of the sect, Abubakr Shekau, in a video, released by the group, claimed responsibility of the abduction and threatened to sell the girls in a market.