Nollywood’s Sylvester Madu Returns to Nigeria After Fatal Attack in Cameroon
By Modupe Gbadeyanka
A popular Nigerian movie actor, Mr Sylvester Made, has returned to Nigeria after he survived a fatal attack in Cameroon some days ago.
The Nollywood star had travelled to the neighbouring country for a movie job when some hoodlums attacked a fun spot where he had gone after shooting a film in the Bamenda region of Cameroon on Monday, November 25, 2023.
It was gathered that the attackers stormed the location where the actor had gone to have fun after the day’s job and were asking for a settlement for bringing the Nigerian into the country.
A heated argument reportedly occurred and the hoodlums opened fire on the fun-seekers, including Sylvester Madu, who ran to safety. However, about three others were unlucky and they were killed.
Giving an update on the incident, the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) said after the incident, contacts were made to secure the life of its member.
“Following the fatal attack on an after-shoot event involving our member, Sylvester Madu, on November 25, 2023, in Bamenda, Republic of Cameroon, we didn’t rest on our oars in ensuring the safety and homecoming of the star actor.
“We were in contact with the Cameroonian authorities and other relevant agencies to coordinate his safety and the process of his safe return to Nigeria.
“We gladly want to confirm that Sylvester Madu is back in the country hale and hearty.
“It would be recalled that there was a fatal attack during an after-shoot event in Bamenda, Cameroon where some people unfortunately lost their lives and some others were injured.
“On behalf of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, I express my heartfelt condolence to the Cameroon film industry and families of the deceased and pray for quick recovery for those injured.
“We appreciate all those who showed concern and offered positive advice during the predicament, especially Gilbert Ebot and Brenda Elung.
“We remain committed to the safety and welfare of our members irrespective of their location,” the group, led by Mr Emeka Rollas, said.