By Emeka Okafor
Jubilation has trailed the release of two Nollywood stars who were kidnapped by gunmen at the Ozalla area of Enugu State.
The two victims, Cynthia Okereke and Clemson Cornel Agbogidi, spent six days with their kidnappers before they finally regained freedom.
The abducted had demanded ransom for the victims but it was not clear if ransom was paid to secure their release.
Director of Communications, Actors Guild of Nigeria, Monalisa Chinda Coker, confirmed the release of the actors in a statement on Thursday morning.
Coker, according to the statement, said, “This is to gladly inform the public that the kidnapped actors Cynthia Okereke and Clemson Cornel Agbogidi have been released unhurt.”
Also confirming the release of the Nigerian movie stars, National President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Ejezie Emeka Rollas announced their release by the abductors who were touched by the spirit of God to set them free and unharmed.
The Guild has arranged for medical checks and psychological support for the 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.
He urged members to be security conscious on and off film sets and always take precautionary measures on their personal security at all times.”
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