Abducted American woman, Phyllis Sortor regains freedom

The American Missionary worker, Rev. Phyllis Sortor, who was kidnapped in the Hope Academy Compound in Kogi State on Monday February 23rd, has regained her freedom.

According to the Kogi State Police Commissioner, no ransom was paid for her freedom.

Kidnappers of the American woman, working as a Christian missionary in central Nigeria, had reduced the demanded ransom from 50 million Naira to 30 million Naira.

Rev. Phyllis Sortor was abducted from the Hope Academy compound around 10:00am on Monday in Kogi State, the Free Methodist Church in a post on their website said.

“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 church said.

The missionary apart from running an NGO, is said to have secured a grazing land specifically for herdsmen in a move aimed at discouraging clashes between herdsmen and farmers.

U.S radio station, NBC station King5 reported that Rev. Sortor is an alumna of Seattle Pacific University.

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