FastNews reports that Cynthia Okereke and Clemson Cornel aka (Agbogidi), two of the Actors Guild of Nigeria’s members, were reported missing on Friday.
In a statement, the actors’ body claimed that the Spains’ families had confirmed that neither actor had arrived home from a filming location in Ozalla Town, Enugu State.
In a statement issued by the organization’s Director of Communications, Monalisa Chinda Coker, the National President of the Guild, Ejezie Emeka Rollas, expressed suspicion that the actors had been abducted.
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.