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Nigerian Actress Nkiru Sylvanus Kidnapped Around Movie Location – AGN Source

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Nigerian Actress Nkiru Sylvanus Kidnapped Around Movie Location – AGN Source

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Dec 17, 2012 – Nigerian Actress Nkiru Sylvanus Kidnapped Around Movie Location – AGN Source

Nkiru Sylvanus, Nigerian actress and Special Assistant on Public Relations to the Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, was kidnapped from a movie location in Owerri, Imo State by unknown gunmen on Saturday night.

Nkiru, who was kidnapped alongside two others, was waylaid and abducted by the gunmen between Concorde Hotel and Cathedral Road, Owerri.

The incident occurred when the actress, who had a misunderstanding with some crew members on the movie location, decided to take her leave in annoyance.

“Yes, she had a minor misunderstanding with someone on location, so she decided to leave. She had barely driven more than 100 metres from the location when the gunmen blocked her car and took her away,” a source in the Actors’ Guild of Nigeria

The kidnappers would later demand N100 million ransom before Nkiru, popularly known for playing ‘weeping’ roles in movies, would be released.

National President, AGN, Ibinabo Fiberesima, while speaking with our reporter this morning, said there are some issues on the kidnap saga she would not want to disclose on phone, but said the Guild was making efforts to secure Nkiru’s release.

“She is one of us, so there is definitely no way we would fold our arms when she is in trouble. We are making some moves, and I know that she will be freed unhurt by the grace of God. Her safety is very important to us.

“There are some things I will not want to say on phone right now, but Nkiru’s safety is our priority at this point in time. Let’s keep praying for her,” Ibinabo stated.

General Secretary of the Guild, Abubakar Yakub, described the abduction of Nkiru as an unfortunate incident and a further indication that the security of the country is in jeopardy.

“It is unfortunate that an entertainer, who makes a lot of people happy is the target of these kidnappers. Besides, it is sad that as a serving government official, Nkiru was kidnapped in that manner. It is high time the government found a lasting solution to our security problems,” Yakub stated.

Nkiru Sylvanus took the movie industry by storm with her exemplary performance in A Cry for Help.

She is not the first thespian to be kidnapped. Actors like Pete Edochie, Nkem Owoh and John Okafor, a.k.a. Mr. Ibu, had also been kidnapped at one time or the other. Mr. Ibu’s son, Mandela (now deceased), was also kidnapped alongside his mother some years back. (Source:PMNews)

9 Comments

9 Comments

  1. SOLOMON

    December 17, 2012 at 6:09 PM

    What a horrible incident. Infact Nigeria is no Longer at ease. Kidnappers every corner,thieves every where,corruption every where!! For how Long shall we continue to hear this type of story. GoodLUCK answer?

  2. Samuel ogbonna

    December 17, 2012 at 6:46 PM

    Diz iz not spontaneous incident,gvnmt nd frnds shud do smtin bcus dat psn she had misunderstanding wit must be involve.pls let dem release her in safe bcus she didn’t deserve dat.GOD HELP HER!

  3. Udy

    December 17, 2012 at 8:52 PM

    I lyk dis actress, plz God help her

  4. Kandy

    December 17, 2012 at 11:37 PM

    Nkiru! you are covered by the blood of Jesus Christ, May the God of Bishop David Oyedepo protect you and you will come out from those satanic forces (kidnappers) unharmed in Jesus name, & anyone of them that oppose your freedom or hurt you wil die in Jesus name. Amen!

  5. jecinta

    December 18, 2012 at 5:51 AM

    no wepon fashioned against u shall prospr,my god wil hide u under his wing, as for d kinappers shame ad disgrace wil be their potion in jesus name amen

  6. Adebisi Williams

    December 18, 2012 at 7:58 AM

    What are this people (kidnarpers) turning Nigeria to? Are you going to be afraid of coming home to where one is born or raise? Government should do something about this asap. As for Nkiru, may God in his infinite mercy free you from those who kidnapped you.Amen!

  7. Barikpega

    December 18, 2012 at 1:22 PM

    I pity d poor gal, dnt worry dear u wil b rescued by Gods grace

  8. helen

    April 7, 2013 at 3:08 PM

    this is on heard off and bad

  9. Chris

    June 24, 2013 at 9:04 AM

    May God have mercy on dose kipnappers if iz hw gja be nw i wil lik 2 adverse pple 2 be aleart so God of vegeance wil rescue u be patience it work

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