11 days after six students of the Lagos State Model College, Igbonla, Epe were kidnapped, police are yet to rescue them.

The Force claimed to be close to cracking the case after it said it had traced the hidoeut of the kidnappers to a creek in Ogun State.

Although the exact location was not disclosed, a source revealed that the den shared borders with Epe and Ibeju-Lekki.

The source said that the lives of the victims would be endangered if force was deployed to free them.

Gunmen had stormed the school premises at about 6am on Thursday, May 25, after notifying the school authorities of the attack three days earlier.

They broke the hostel doors, picked 10 Senior Secondary School students and led them to a waterside where their boat was anchored.

After profiling their parents’ details, four pupils were released, while the assailants whisked away the remaining six students identified as Peter Jonah, Isiaq Rahmon, Adebayo George, Judah Agbausi, Pelumi Philips and Farouq Yusuf, in a speedboat.

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Olarinde Famous-Cole, said the police were working “tactically” to rescue the children.