Renowned Nigerian actor Sylvester Madu recently faced a life-threatening situation as he narrowly escaped an attack by gunmen at a leisure spot in Bamenda, Cameroon.
The incident occurred during Sylvester's visit to shoot a film titled 'Abakwa,' following an invitation from local filmmakers.
According to reports gathered by Naijacrawl, chaos unfolded yesterday night when Sylvester and his team decided to relax at a leisure spot in Bamenda. The tranquility turned to turmoil as Ambazonia Boys, also known as Amba Boys, instigated disturbances.
The root of the conflict lay in the Amba Boys' claim that the owner of the drinking spot had brought Sylvester without settling their dues. This disagreement quickly escalated, resulting in gunfire that sent panic through the leisure spot, causing people to seek cover on the ground.
In a desperate bid for safety, Sylvester managed to find refuge in the VIP section, concealing himself in a corner. The situation took a dire turn, prompting swift intervention from military forces to restore order. Upon their arrival, the military engaged the Amba Boys, enabling Sylvester to be safely escorted away in a military vehicle.
Tragically, the unexpected incident claimed three lives, and at least eight others sustained injuries during the chaos. The toll of this unfortunate event serves as a stark reminder of the unpredictable challenges that individuals, even public figures like Sylvester Madu, can encounter in unfamiliar environments.
As Sylvester recovers from this harrowing experience, the incident sheds light on the need for heightened security awareness, especially in regions facing socio-political tensions. We extend our thoughts to those affected by this unfortunate incident and hope for a swift recovery for those injured.