Veteran Nollywood actors, Cynthia Okereke, and Clemson Cornell have allegedly been kidnapped after leaving a movie location in Enugu State.
Actors Guild of Nigeria through the media spokesperson, Monalisa Chinda made this known via her verified Instagram page where she further urged other actors to be careful and more vigilant.
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According to Monalisa Chinda, veteran actors Cynthia Okereke and Clemson aka Agbogidi were reported missing after their family members confirmed they didn’t come back from a film location at Ozalla Town, Enugu State.
She further via her statement revealed that the National President of Actors Guild, Emeka Rollas has asked members to avoid going to the outskirts of cities to film except full security is provided to ensure safety.
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Rollas also appealed to all members to pray for the safe return of their missing colleagues.
Nollywood acts have been victims of kidnapping in Nigeria in the past.
In June 2021, a Nollywood actor, Pressing Forward, was kidnapped in Imo State. He was later released from captivity, after which his fans rallied around him in jubilation.
In 2009 veteran actor, Pete Edochie, was kidnapped and released after paying a ransom. Nkem Owoh was abducted and released after paying a ₦1.4 million ransom.
The actor, popularly known as ‘Osuofia’, was kidnapped as he travelled along Enugu – Port Harcourt expressway.
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