by Isi Esene
The Imo State government has confirmed that the kidnappers of Nkiru Sylvanus, the special assistant to the governor on public affairs, have made contact with it but refused to divulge further details of their communication.
This bit was disclosed yesterday by the state commissioner for information and strategy, Chinedu Offor who also announced a handsome reward for anyone with information on the whereabouts of the popular Nollywood actress.
“The Government of Imo State is aware of the kidnap of the Special Assistant on Public Affairs, Nkiru Sylvanus. All security agencies in the state are doing everything possible to get her back safely.
“The kidnappers have made contact with certain government officials. Government will offer a substantial reward to anyone with useful information about her whereabouts,” Offor said.
Sylvanus was reportedly kidnapped by unidentified gunmen between Concorde Hotel and Cathedral Road in Owerri, on her way from a movie location.
Several unconfirmed reports indicate that the kidnappers have demanded for N100m for Sylvanus’ release.