21 December 2012

Nigeria: Nollywood Actress, Nkiru Sylvanus, Regains Freedom

Photo: Leadership
Nkiru Sylvanus

Owerri — The Special Assistant to Imo State governor on Public Affairs, Miss Nkiru Sylvanus, who was kidnapped last Sunday by unknown gunmen,Thursday regained her freedom.

The Nollywood actress was abducted, while returning from a location, where she had gone to shoot a film.

While she was still being held, her captors demanded a N100 million ransom.

It was not certain last night if any ransom was paid for her release.

However, the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Adisa Bolante, confirmed Sylvanus's release to THISDAY, stating that the police were instrumental to her release.

Meanwhile, the police Thursday arrested 16 suspected kidnappers in connection with the incident.

The state Governor, Rochas Okorocha, while reacting to the incident, expressed dismay over the kidnap of his aide, saying this was why he banned sirens and vehicles with tinted glasses in the state.

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