Nollywood actress Nkiru freed
She was abducted on Sunday in Owerri, the Imo State capital, with former Mr Nigeria, Kenneth Okolie, during the shooting of a movie.
It was not clear if ransom was paid.
The kidnappers reportedly blindfolded Nkiru and Okolie and dropped them at a spot in Owerri.
Nkiru and Okolie were said to have made calls to their relatives from where they were dumped.
Actors’ Guild of Nigeria (AGN) President Ibinabo Fiberesima called Zik Zulu, President of the Association of Movie Producers(AMP) during a Nollywood Christmas Carol at the Terra Kulture, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Frontline Nollywood stars were at the event whaen Zulu received Ms Fiberesima’s call.
The organisers of the event announced the release of the actress and Okolie.
This elicited excitement among the people.
When our correspondent called Ms Fiberesima yesterday, she sounded tired.
But she said: “I’m happy they have been released. I can now rest. I’m sorry I’m very tired and I cannot say more for now.”
Several Nollywood practitioners had called for her unconditional release.
They included Ms Fiberesima, veteran actor Keppy Ekpeyong as well as groups of actors.
A group of Nollywood actors has petitioned the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Abubakar on the abduction of their colleagues, Miss Nkiru Sylvanus and Kenneth Okolie.
The petition reads: “The two actors were in Owerri, Imo State, shooting a movie, when they were abducted by masked gunmen. Some hours later, the mindless abductors contacted family and friends of Ms. Sylvanus. They demanded N100million ransom. Till now, we cannot fathom the rationale behind their kidnap and their abductors have advanced none.