U.S. Missionary Kidnapped in Nigeria

A Christian missionary from America was kidnapped in in Nigeria on Monday night, officials at her church say. “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 said on its website. A State Department official told Reuters he had heard reports of the kidnapping but had not yet confirmed the accounts.