Ola ‘Kiya, Reporting
After a harrowing six days in the den of their abductors, Nollywood stars, Cynthia Okereke and Clemson Cornel Agbogidi, have been released.
Stonix News had reported that the two Nollywood stars were kidnapped by gunmen at the Ozalla area of Enugu State during a movie shoot.
Director of Communications, Actors Guild of Nigeria, Monalisa Chinda Coker, confirmed their release in a statement on Thursday morning.
Coker said, “This is to gladly inform the public that the kidnapped actors, Cynthia Okereke and Clemson Cornel Agbogidi, have been released unhurt.”
National President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Ejezie Emeka Rollas, also announced their release.
He said the abductors were touched by the spirit of God to set them free and unharmed, suggesting that no ransom was probably paid.
He said the Guild has arranged for medical checks and psychological support for the freed victims.
“On behalf of their families, the National President expressed our heartfelt appreciation to the Nollywood industry and Nigerians at large for the support and prayers during the trying period,” Rollas noted.
He, however, urged Nollywood members to be “security conscious on and off film sets and always take precautionary measures on their personal security at all times.”