U.S. missionary Phyllis Sortor kidnapped by masked gunmen in Nigeria

February 24, 2015 10:11 PM

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Masked gunmen abducted an American missionary in southern Nigeria, her church's website and Nigerian authorities said Tuesday.

"Early this morning we received a report that Rev. Phyllis Sortor, our missionary in Nigeria, was abducted from the Hope Academy compound in Emiworo, Kogi state, Nigeria by several persons," the Free Methodist Church website said, calling for prayers for her safe return.

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