“It wasn’t a kidnap attempt”, Teni clarifies


Nigerian artiste, Teniola Apata known as Teni clarified the gunshots scenario that disrupted her performance at a carnival in Rivers State.

Teni took to her Instagram story on Saturday to refute claims that it was a kidnap attempt.

She said, “It all happened so fast. There was no incidence of attempted kidnap. A fight started out backstage and that led to a stampede”.

She also wrote in another post, “(It) could have been a different story entirely but I’m grateful to God.

“Myself and entire team are safe and back home now. Thanks for the calls and messages.”

The acting spokesman for the state police command, Grace Iringe-Koko, confirmed the incident but said Teni was rescued by security operatives unhurt.

She said, “The police division there in Buguma has been mandated to fish out those behind the attack. We will ensure they are brought to book”.


By Glorious Emoruwa