Nollywood Actress currently based in the U.S., Stella Damasus has received a death threat over her comments on the unfortunate happenings in Nigeria.
While lending a voice to the Child Not Bride campaign months ago, she released a very daring video on YouTube, calling a particular serving Senator and his supporters paedophiles.
Also a few weeks ago, after the abduction of over 200 girls from Chibok, she released another video addressing the government and accusing it of not asking for help from foreign allies.
As a result, some hired assassins were sent to murder her last Monday.
The Nation newspaper reports that 12 heavily armed men allegedly stormed the Abuja home of her husband, Ademinokan where the actress and her two daughters were said to have been living before they relocated to the United States with Ademinokan.
Ademinokan’s younger brother, who just returned to Nigeria, and his mother were the only persons in the house on the fateful day.
The attackers allegedly insisted on getting Stella’s recent contact in the US, including her address and phone number, without success, saying, ‘Your brother and his wife think they can just open their mouths and say anything they like about the government, abi?’”
Confirming the incident, Stella took to twitter during the week and wrote: “That is what Nigeria is known for; you say the truth…they try to silence you! It will not work on Stella Damasus. I cannot be intimidated.”
No form of political bullying or intimidation will work! You can’t shut me up! I will stand and speak the truth, regardless of your tactics.”