State police spokesperson Dolapo Badmos, who confirmed the rescue and arrests of some of the kidnappers to Xinhua, said the schoolgirls were rescued in an overnight operation by the police.
Unknown gunmen, on Monday night abducted three female students of the school, owned by the Lagos Anglican Diocese at Agunfoye-Lugbusi in Ikorodu, Lagos State.
The school principal Olaoluwa Adeyemi told reporters the gunmen broke the fence to gain entry.
Adeyemi said that the gunmen, on gaining entry from the back, started shooting sporadically to scare the students and teachers away.
He said all efforts by the management to rescue the abducted pupils from their abductors were not successful as the gunmen overpowered them with sophisticated guns and other weapons.
Lagos state commissioner of police Fatai Owoseni personally led the search operation.
Abduction is common in Nigeria. Over 300 foreigners and ransom-able citizens have been seized in the Niger Delta since 2006. Almost all have been released unharmed after paying a ransom. Enditem