- Prominent actor, Sylvester Madu narrowly escaped death after being attacked by gunmen at a movie location in Cameroon.
- The film star had visited Bamenda, Cameroon for a movie but unfortunately, chaos struck when he and some other individuals were chilling off at a bar in the area.
- So far, 4 persons have been confirmed dead while over 10 reportedly injured. The actor however wasn’t hurt.
Nollywood actor, Sylvester Madu barely escaped death after being brutally attacked by gunmen in Bamenda, Cameroon.
According to reports gathered, the actor had moved to Cameroon on the 23rd of November, 2023 for a movie production. He was also warmly received by Cameroonians who couldn’t contain their excitement upon seeing the dexterous screen god.
However, on Saturday, 25th of November, at about 10 pm, a drinking spot where Sylvester Madu and some people were chilling was besieged by some unknown gunmen firing sporadically which led to unrest among people present.
It was revealed that 4 persons lost their lives in the course of the attack while over 10 people were seriously injured.
Sylvester Madu on his part fortunately wasn’t hurt thanks to the prompt intervention of the Cameroonian police to address the situation.
A press release from the film company that invited Sylvester Madu to Cameroon for the shoot further confirmed the awful incident.
The statement reads:
Bamenda, 26 November 2023- Sylvester Madu | ABAKWA Movie
DAMA Fims 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.l While concluding the movie, we received an invite for a guest appearance at BIG G VIP located at Mile 3 Nkwen. The snooker championship organized by Big G began at 3 pm, everything went well with fans meeting Sylvester Madu, at past 10 pm 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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