The Actors Guild of Nigeria on Friday said two of its members, Cynthia Okereke and Clemson Cornel aka (Agbogidi) were reportedly missing.
The actors’ body in a statement claimed that the thespains’ families have confirmed that both actors were yet to return from a film Location at Ozalla Town, Enugu State.
The National President of the Guild, Ejezie Emeka Rollas, in a statement by the body’s Director of Communications, Monalisa Chinda Coker, said they suspected that the actors had been kidnapped.
The statement read, “Two members of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Cynthia Okereke and Clemson Cornel aka (Agbogidi) were reportedly missing after their family members confirmed they didn’t come back from a film Location at Ozalla Town, Enugu state.
“The two members were suspected to have been kidnapped and this has increased fear amongst members about 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 outskirt 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.”
Reacting to the development, veteran actress, Kate Henshaw, called on the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), and other relevant stakeholders to put a stop to incessant kidnappings across the country.
“Just saw a press release Cynthia Okereke & Clemson Cornel, two members of @actorsguildNg are suspected to have been kidnapped They have not returned from film location in Ozalla Town, Enugu. President @MBuhari, VP @ProfOsinbajo, Mr Speaker @femigbaja, @PoliceNG. This has to stop!,” she wrote on Twitter.