In this undated photo provided by Mike Henry, Seattle missionary Rev. Phyllis Sortor speaks at a distribution of wheelchairs in a town in Nigeria. Sortor, described by friends as courageous, tenacious and passionate about helping the people of Nigeria, has been abducted from a school in the violence-torn African nation, her church says. The Free Methodist Church said in a statement on its website that it received a report Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, that Sortor was kidnapped from the Hope Academy compound in Emiworo, Kogi state. The message from Bishop David Kendall says the U.S. Embassy has been notified, and the State Department and the FBI are working with local authorities to find and rescue her. (AP Photo/Mike Henry) (The Associated Press)
ABUJA, Nigeria – The armed men who abducted an American missionary earlier this week in southern Nigeria have demanded a ransom of nearly $300,000, police said Wednesday.