The menace of kidnapping in Nigeria has taken another surprising dimension as the initial attention focused on oil workers/expatriates and politicians for money making has now been shifted, as people in the entertainment industry are now considered as object of attack by the dreaded and faceless abductors. Report reaching huhuonline.com today revealed that Nkem Owoh Nigerian Popular actor/Comedian popularly known as Osuofia has been whisked away and kidnapped since Friday (Nov. 6) by unknown gunmen.
The source through a phone call told huhuonline.com that Osuofia had earlier called to inform them that he has been kidnapped. He was kidnapped along Enugu-Port harcourt Express way.
The kidnappers are reported to have demanded 15 million Naira ransom from the family of Nkem Owoh. Details are still foggy as at press time, as every attempt to reach out to stakeholders in Nollywood about this ugly developments have proved abortive.It would be recalled that sometime Mid-August this year, another veteran Nigerian actor, Chief
Pete Edochie was also kidnapped in a similar manner at Nkpor, a suburb in the commercial town of Onitsha (Anambra State) by armed abductors.
Before it was Peter Edochie, now its Osuofia. Wahala dey for Naija o. Nigerian actors better go get security guards. I heard of the above on the news 7am news this morning, and I actually thought it was a joke.
I guess this means we are not safe in our own country anymore. Virtually, anybody can be kidnapped. Anyway, maybe after the kidnappers kidnap everybody, they will begin kidnapping themselves.