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Nigerian Actress Nkiru Sylvanus Kidnapped in Imo State | N100 Million Ransom Demanded



Nkiru SBarely one week after the kidnap of Prof. Kanene Okonjo, mother of Nigeria’s Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, another kidnap case is being reported in Imo State. Kidnappers in Owerri, the State capital, have reportedly abducted Nkiru Sylvanus, an actress and a special assistant on public relations to the Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha.

Sources at the Imo state government house told SaharaReporters that Ms. Sylvanus was in the company of three others when she was snatched and driven away around 8:30 PM on Saturday. She was reportedly abducted close to the famous Concord Hotel, Owerri.

It was learnt that the abductors have established contact with her family and have demanded a ransom of N100 million for her release. However, other sources say the ransom was demanded from the state government.

The governor’s aide was reported to have been taping an episode of a public relation’s show, “Inside Imo” which was expected to air on national television, when she was taken away in Owerri.

The police and other security agencies in the state have begun a search for the lady.

We pray she is found and in good health and is reunited with her family soon.

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. L.A Chick

    December 17, 2012 at 6:48 am

    This is crazy!!! God protect her 🙁

  2. Sommie™

    December 17, 2012 at 7:13 am

    Nigeria, kidnap haven of the world. Christmas is here again & the ‘Get-Rich-Or-Die-Trying’ ones are at it as always. Our police really have a lot of work to do. Their intelligence unit is more or less non-existent. The earlier we stop paying ransoms to kidnappers & rounding them up intelligently, the better for us. Hope she’s not only found unscathed, but the culprits identified & prosecuted.

  3. ChiboyChuks

    December 17, 2012 at 7:39 am

    I say my humble prayer for her! *sad*

  4. Princewill Ibegbulem

    December 17, 2012 at 8:03 am

    What do u cal it? Wel, may God help her

  5. augustine izuogu

    December 17, 2012 at 8:07 am

    i fervently pray that no harm is done to her. A nice girl whose interest is to carry everyone along.

  6. fredrick assin

    December 17, 2012 at 8:16 am

    i wonder what kinda of country we are living in, to me its like kidnapping is becoming lucrative. As for me i blame no one but the president who gave room for negotiating with terrorist.

  7. Scarlet Xianne

    December 17, 2012 at 8:35 am

    All these sad news lately. I pray she comes back home safe……..God please.

  8. yorgba Blessing

    December 17, 2012 at 8:37 am

    what a wicket act, this Dec.

  9. Ogbonnaya F .C

    December 17, 2012 at 8:45 am

    God in heaven will help her. They will free her in good condition.

  10. Ester

    December 17, 2012 at 10:22 am


  11. pynk

    December 17, 2012 at 10:47 am

    this story probably has more to it. Wonders shall never end!

  12. Glam

    December 17, 2012 at 11:00 am

    Some people no longer want to labour to survive, kidnapping and other vices seems lucrative, what a shame! Things are getting scarier by the day, the government needs to beef up security in this country, its paramount now.

  13. ola

    December 17, 2012 at 11:05 am

    all will be well at the end of the day…

  14. Realman Peter

    December 17, 2012 at 11:33 am

    This madness of kidnaper should be put to an end by our governments-Local,state & Federal befor it turns cancer in our nation. I think our institutions be more checked of cult activities AND I pray she is not rough handled by d devils.

  15. Camron

    December 17, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    Only in Naija do we hear of stories as these. the young, adults and he old are kidnapped. na wa oooo. this country needs cleansing and people do not kno is that acts like these scare investors especially expatriates thereby reducing development in the country

  16. nene

    December 17, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    government provide jobs and basic amenities and let Nigerians live in peace and harmony. the sad thing is that the innocent people are affected by our useless country and its problems.

  17. MJ

    December 17, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    I pray she b reunited wit her family…..God will protect her and change d minds of her abducters…..amen

  18. pleasure

    December 17, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    na wa oooo. u wil be free soon i beleive dat

  19. Brandigest

    December 17, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    Militancy in the Niger delta, terrorism inthe North, Kidnapping in the west&east… That’s the vision of the present politicians, their legacy. Nigeria is crippled, government isn’t working… A country where above half of its Police force secures the rich and the privileged leaving millions of ordinary citizens on their own.

  20. JADE

    December 17, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    Ha! she go cry shege on top of those kidnappers head dem go release her by force

  21. Stella Kashmoney

    December 17, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    May God be with her.

  22. fathertz

    December 17, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    very shameful !Nigeria can never be known for good,full of coconut heads.thank God for taking me out of that bondage

  23. Somwilles

    December 17, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    God will deliver her,cos she is a very good actress.
    I pray nothing happens to her cos she in my best actress

  24. Perpetual Agustine

    December 18, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    It is well in Jesus name amen.

  25. Perpetual Agustine

    December 18, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    It is well in Jesus name amen.I pray God should bring Nigeria out of bondage.

  26. ao

    December 19, 2012 at 1:55 am

    Kidnapping like many ills in Nigeria is a dividend of past and ongoing corruption. When the political elite begin to address the needs of the masses instead of stealing public funds, then kidnapping and many ills will either disappear or be drastically reduced.


    May 14, 2013 at 9:17 pm


  28. smart

    January 4, 2019 at 5:55 am

    Kidnapping was the business of the day at some point , but that trend is gradually changing

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