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Nollywood actor, Madu escapes as gunmen attack film location in Cameroon

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Popular Nigerian actor, Sylvester Madu, escaped death after gunmen attacked a movie location in Cameroon.

The actor is said to have relocated to Bamenda in Cameroon on November 23, 2023, in order to work on a film project.

But on Saturday, November 25, at around 10pm, some unidentified gunmen stormed a drinking spot where Sylvester Madu and a few others were hanging out, causing chaos among those in attendance.

The attack reportedly claimed the lives of four people and left over ten with serious injuries.

Sylvester Madu fortunately escaped unharmed due to quick intervention of the Cameroonian police.

The horrible attack was confirmed in a statement made by the film company that invited Sylvester Madu to Cameroon for the shoot.

Part of the statement reads, “DAMA Films received Nollywood actor Sylvester Madu aka Shina Rambo on Thursday the 23rd of November 2023 in Bamenda for a Movie shoot advocating against hard drug addiction. While concluding the movie, we received an invite for a guest appearance at BIG G VIP located at Mile 3 Nkwen.

“The snooker championship organised by Big G began at 3 pm, everything went well with fans meeting Sylvester Madu, at past 10pm we heard gunshots from outside, and many ran helter-skelter leading to the death of 4 civilians and over 10 wounded.

“The police intervened securing the safety of the Nollywood actor Sylvester Madu and dispersed the crowd.

“From Midnight, in the spirit of goodwill, onlookers carried the wounded to the nearest hospitals PMI Nkwen and Regional Hospital, where they are presently receiving treatment. The Police are currently conducting investigations to this effect.

“They promise the safety of Nollywood Actor Sylvester Madu and his subsequent excursion to his country Nigeria. DAMA Film sends a heartfelt condolence to the parents, siblings, and friends who we join in mourning the deceased.

“DAMA Films acknowledges the unfortunate happenings and regrets not taking better measures. These grave effects go into consideration in future projects. For more information contact +237654903405.”

 

 

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