Veteran film stars Cynthia Okereke and Clemson Cornell have been conformed freed by gunmen who abducted them on their way from a movie set on Friday in Enugu State.
Spokesman of Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) Monalisa Chinda confirmed this on Wednesday night.
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She said they were released unhurt.
Chinda noted the news was broken to them by the National President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Ejerie Emeka Rollas.
In the statement, the AGN President further urged members to be security conscious on and off film sets and take precautionary measures.
We would recall that the actors were reportedly kidnapped while they were returning from a movie set in Enugu state, on the 28th of July. The actors guild of Nigeria (AGN) have revealed that the families of the actors have been contacted by the kidnappers who demanded for $100k for the actors release.
The statement was titled: “KIDNAPPED ACTORS RELEASED.”
It reads: “This is to gladly inform the public that the kidnapped actors, Cynthia Okereke and Clemson Cornel Agbogidi have been released unhurt.
“The elated National President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Ejerie Emeka Rollas announced their release by the abductors who were touched by the spirit of God to set them free and unharmed.
“The Guild has arranged for medical checks and psychological support for the victims.
“On behalf of their families, the National President expressed our heartfelt appreciation to Nollywood industry and Nigerians at large for the support and prayers during the trying period.
“He urged members to be security conscious on and off film sets and always take precautionary measures on their personal security at all times.”