The Lagos State Commissioner of Police,

Owoseni made this known while assuring the parents and families of the victims during a visit to the school premises with the Lagos State Dep Governor, Dr Idiat Adebule.

The Police Commissioner, who solicited for the support of the parents revealed that the rescue operation had already been launched and useful leads are out.

Owoseni solicited the support of the parents saying there was a strong hope of rescuing the victims.

In his words: "All I just want to say for now is that you have to work with us. What we also need from you is your prayers. We will seek your understanding and for now, I will not reveal much because as we speak, there are agents of the kidnappers here and they will reveal whatever we say here to them.

ALSO READ: Gunmen invade Igbonla Model school

"We have a government in Lagos State that is ready to go all out and I can assure you that this will be the shortest rescue operation that we will carry out. We will do everything we need to do to secure the release of the victims," Owoseni said.

Meanwhile, Dr Adebule has assured that the State Government would do everything humanly possible to ensure the rescue of the victims, assuring that a team of security operatives would stay behind in the school to secure the students and teachers.

Kidnappers, numbering about seven, had invaded the premisesof  Igbonla Senior and Junior Model College at about 8am on Thursday morning and kidnapped students, the vice principal and head teacher.