Gunmen Demand N60m Ransom Abducted American Missionary

An American missionary, Rev. Phyllis Sortor, running an elementary school in Nigeria was abducted from her workplace in Kogi State.

The Police said the five kidnappers had tabled N60 million ransom demand. The kidnappers were “unknown gunmen…(who) came into the school premises shooting sporadically to scare away people before taking (the hostage) away into the bush”, the police spokesperson added. He added that the gunmen came through the hill at the back of the school and forcibly pulled her out from her office. “The abductors scaled over the fence with her. They all disappeared through the hill.”

The Free Methodist Church in a statement on its website said it received a report on Monday morning that the Rev. Sortor was kidnapped. The message from Bishop David Kendall said the U.S. Embassy had been notified and the State Department and the FBI were working with local authorities to find and rescue her.

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