Thespians, Cynthia Okereke and Clemson Cornel have been reported missing.
The Actors Guild of Nigeria’s (AGN) Director of Communications, Monalisa Chinda, disclosed this in a statement on Friday, 29 July.
According to Chinda, the families of the victims had confirmed that they didn’t return from a film location at Ozalla Town in Enugu state.
Given the spate of insecurity in the country, Chinda said the actors are suspected to have been kidnapped.
“Two members of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Cynthia Okereke and Clemson Cornel (aka Agbogidi) were reported missing after their family members confirmed they didn’t come back from a film location at Ozalla Town, Enugu State,” the statement read
“The two members were suspected to have been kidnapped and this has increased fear amongst members about the safety of actors filming in the country.
“In view of this sad development, the national president of the guild, Ejezie Emeka Rollas has instructed all actors to avoid going to outskirts of cities to film except full security cover is provided to ensure their safety.
“The National President is shocked over this ugly incident and urged the security agencies to speed up investigations that would lead to their safe rescue. He equally appeals to all members to pray for the safe return of the thespians.”
- Protests against Tinubu’s government are sponsored: Senate President - February 22, 2024
- EFCC raid streets, arrests illegal money changers as effort to save the naira takes new shape - February 22, 2024
- DSS calls on NLC to shelve upcoming protest - February 21, 2024