Three boarding school students from Babington Macaulay Junior Seminary in Agunfoye-Lugbusi village in Lagos State were abducted by gunmen at around 8pm on Monday night.
The Lagos State Police confirmed the report, but there are claims that more than three students were abducted, according to The Punch.
“We are working on their rescue,” police spokesperson Dolapo Badmus told members of the media.
Lagos State Police Commissioner Fatai Owoseni and a team of detectives remained on the school premises until 4am on Tuesday morning.
The Nation reports that the kidnappers are suspected to be dislodged pipeline vandals and were able to enter the school premises by breaking the fence surrounding it.