Two popular nollywood stars, Cynthia Okereke and Clemson Cornel, aka Agbogidi were abducted during a movie shoot in Enugu State, the gunmen have demanded ransom.
The actors were reported missing after their family members confirmed they didn’t return home from a film location at Ozalla Town, Enugu state, on Thursday.
The President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Emeka Rollas has confirmed that the kidnappers are requesting a large sum of money in dollars as ransom.
He said, “The kidnappers have made contact with the families and are demanding the sum of $100,000. We pray to God for his intervention and for Him to put confusion in their midst.
“We are also working closely with the different security operatives, but we are not sure what to expect from them because the same thing is happening everywhere in the country.”
Mr Rollas said, ‘‘the kidnappers cleared the monies in Cynthia Okereke’s account this morning’’.
As part of measures to forestall a repeat occurrence, Mr Rollas said that the Guild had ordered its members not to shoot outside of the metropolis and to ensure that they make adequate provisions for security in their locations.
AGN’s Director of Communications, Monalisa Chinda, broke the news of the kidnap of the actors in a statement on Friday.
Ms Chinda said their kidnap had increased fear amongst members about the safety of actors filming in the country.