Lagos State Deputy Governor Dr Idiat Oluranti Adebule has assured parents of the kidnapped pupils of their children’s safe return.
Mrs Adebule, who visited the school shortly on arrival from Abuja on Friday, said efforts were on to get the children released unhurt.
“We are on top of the situation and the governor has directed all security operatives to move into action, details of which I cannot disclose in order not to undermine their operation,” she said.
Mrs Adebule urged the parents to be calm.
She appealed to the kidnappers to release the children to reunite with their families.
An Igbonla indigene, Mr Folabi Fakeye, called on the government to help the community facilitate the siting of a naval base around the creeks for security.
Fakeye promised that the community would provide land for the project.
Meanwhile security operatives are still battling to locate the where about of the pupils and their head teachers.