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Nollywood Actors’ Abduction: Kidnappers Demand $100,000 – Actors Guild Of Nigeria

National President of Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) Emeka Rollas has said kidnappers of two of its members have made contact and demanded One Hundred Thousand United States of America Dollars ($100,000.00) only.

Rollas spoke Saturday, about twenty-four hours after the prominent actors, Cynthia Okereke and Clemson Cornel (aka Agbogidi) were kidnapped in an Enugu suburb.

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.

Both actors are renowned for starring in movies shot in Enugu and Delta states.

Speaking on Saturday, Rollas 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 also said members of the Guild are working closely with the families of the victims and the security forces to ensure their safe release.

In a newspaper interview published Saturday, 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.

Ms Chinda said their kidnap had increased fear amongst members about the safety of actors filming in the country.

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