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Kidnappers Release Nollywood Actress Nkiru Sylvanus & Ex-Mr Nigeria Kenneth Okolie



Good news reaching us is that Nollywood actress, Nkiru Sylvanus and former Mr Nigeria, Kenneth Okolie who were kidnapped on Saturday in Owerri have been released by their captors. Nkiru, who is also a special assistant on public relations to the Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha and Kenneth were kidnapped at a place where they were taping an episode of a public relation’s show, “Inside Imo” somewhere close to the famous Concord Hotel, Owerri. Vanguard reports that they were released on Thursday night.

After their kidnap, there were reports that the kidnappers demanded N100 million ransom for Nkiru’s release. But barely hours after an open letter was written to the IG of Police on the matter by concerned friends of the kidnap victims, they were released.

It was reported that the kidnappers blindfolded them and dropped them off at an unknown location where they were able to call friends to come pick them up. It is however uncertain if any ransom was paid.

We are glad they are out of their kidnappers custody and now reunited with family and friends.

Adeola Adeyemo is a graduate of Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from University of Lagos. However, her passion is writing and she worked as a reporter with NEXT Newspaper. She believes that anything can be written about; anything can be a story depending on the angle it is seen from and the writer's imagination. When she is not writing news or feature articles, she slips into her fantasies and creates interesting fiction pieces. She blogs at


  1. Stella

    December 21, 2012 at 2:18 am

    Thank God!

  2. idn1

    December 21, 2012 at 2:37 am

    Why won’t they pay ransom this Christmas whe those kidnapped in May did. Asorry for Naija-Boko Haram North, Kidnappers South……smh.


    December 21, 2012 at 2:39 am

    Nigeria we hail thee!

  4. Timma

    December 21, 2012 at 4:44 am

    Thank God,May his name be praised!Merry Christmas BN family

  5. a hater!

    December 21, 2012 at 7:07 am

    LMAO…[email protected] d kidnap of Kenneth Okolie as in why is he Worth_____comon Kidnapers,
    Nkiru tank u ar out, I trust u cos d Cry wey u for don Cry 4dia hands only God knows…lol

    • Mr. D

      December 22, 2012 at 9:04 pm

      a hater – you know am fininh, she dey cry wey wey wey

  6. just me

    December 21, 2012 at 8:57 am

    They won’t tell you they paid ransom o! anyway thank God

  7. Floxy

    December 21, 2012 at 9:13 am

    Tank God for dem

  8. Nkan be

    December 21, 2012 at 9:44 am

    Lol @special assistant.Naija with positions and titles

  9. silvia

    December 21, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    May God be praised.

  10. Joyce

    December 21, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    Thank God!!!. May His name be praised. Merry Christmas to all the BN family, I wish everyone prosperous new year. Cheers!!!

  11. Ibe

    December 21, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    Thank God for their life oo…atleast they came back unharmed and Nkiru looking beatiful as ever. Ndi Igbo kwenu!

  12. Creamy_Amie

    December 21, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    Yer, what matters most is that they are okay.

  13. Viola asava

    December 22, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    Nkiru is out of danger! God b glorified 4 keeping them safe.

  14. Mr. D

    December 22, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    thank God

  15. Turayo Tijani

    December 22, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    It wasn’t god that kept them safe. The kidnappers got their money

    • BeautyFULL

      December 23, 2012 at 9:22 pm

      Haven’t u heard about people that paid ransome but were still killed?

  16. pauline o

    December 23, 2012 at 9:36 am


  17. Ade

    December 23, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    Thank You God-You kept them safe. The kidnappers could have got the money and still killed them-but YOU LORD Jesus did not allow it. Thank YOU for keeping Nkiru and Kenneth safe. HalleluYah! Thank YOU LORD!

  18. Dorcas

    December 25, 2012 at 8:49 am

    Thank God u ar safe,y cant d kidnapers tak politicians is innocent citizen de ar taken.

  19. Tnk God

    December 25, 2012 at 9:27 am

    Tnk God

  20. Christiana amaka

    December 28, 2012 at 7:46 am

    But let me advise dis actors & actresses, dey shud be careful about d place dey visit & cals dey recevd bcos dey are stars & many pple may not be hapy 4 thier wel-being. Let dem no dt eyes are watching dem anywhere dey are.

  21. brenda

    December 28, 2012 at 11:26 am

    lmao at a hater’s comment its really hilarious.Thank God for their lives

  22. brenda

    December 28, 2012 at 11:28 am

    lmao at a hater’s comment its really hilarious.

  23. Nnaji Godwin Uchechukwu

    December 30, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    NK.Am just happy u are out.I believe and convinced that u cant be stopped

  24. ARW

    January 1, 2013 at 7:34 am

    Allahu Akbar, they are both safe and healthy.

  25. stanley

    January 12, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    thank God dat my beloved sis is out frm dose bad people. Hop dey didnt touch u, mean sexualy if so plz visit hospital 4 proper medicatn. Am ur broda frm umuejije.

  26. stamina maintain

    July 18, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    so sorry my dear

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