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Photos: American Missionary Kidnapped In Kogi Nigeria, Phyllis Sortor Abducted At Methodist Church

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Photos: American Missionary Kidnapped In Kogi Nigeria, Phyllis Sortor Abducted At Methodist Church

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Feb 24, 2015 – Pictures: US, American Missionary Woman From Seattle Kidnapped In Kogi State Nigeria, Rev. Phyllis Sortor Abducted At Methodist Church, US Embassy Notified

Some gunmen suspected to be kidnappers on Monday stormed a Methodist church in Emiworo village in Kogi state and kidnapped an elderly American woman working as a missionary.

According to AFP, the masked gunmen took the woman away from Free Methodist church around 10:00am yesterday.

Rev. Phyllis Sortor
Kogi state police PPRO said :

The kidnappers came into the school premises shooting sporadically to scare away people before taking the woman away into the bush.

“We are hopeful of finding her. Our suspicion is that she was picked up for ransom,” the police spokesman said, identifying the hostage as 70 years old.

A statement on the Free Methodist Church’s website confirmed the attack.

“The U.S. Embassy has been notified, and the State Department and the FBI are working with local authorities to find and rescue her,” the statement attributed to Bishop David Kendall said.

The identity of the the captive has been revealed.

He’s a 70-year-old woman from Seattle. She started her missionary work in Nigeria back in 2005.

May God deliver her.



  1. Tewase Gabriel

    February 24, 2015 at 3:34 PM

    I hope it is not boko haram that kidnapped her

  2. Beta

    February 24, 2015 at 3:41 PM

    Naija is full of theives

  3. Air

    February 24, 2015 at 4:12 PM

    That u succeeded in kidnapping my daughter doesn’t mean u have got true success. Do u know this could be ur last evil operation? I may have allowed u to hatch ur heinous plan so that ur cups get full and when I hit u, I’ll do so mercilessly. Don’t mess with my eye ball bc I react without delay when u dare me. My daughter is an Apple of my eye. U have bitten more than u can chew. Now, will u release her immediately on no condition or not. And after u have done that, ask her for forgiveness and turn from ur evil ways immediately or I will strike u. Let anybody who played any form of role in that act do the same. I AM a consuming fire!
    I AM a consuming fire!!
    I AM a consuming fire!!!…………………

  4. Grace

    February 24, 2015 at 4:15 PM

    Nigeria Kidnappers please release this great woman of God before they rubbish this nation more and more. How can a white woman of God who had sacrificed her life to come work for God by doing missionary work be kidnap in this way. Is it a crime to visit Nigeria? Kidnappers arm robbers what usually get into your brain to do such nonsense for Gods sake.

    Nigeria kidnappers what message are you passing across. This woman had lived safe and well until yesterday which means one cannot predict Nigeria or Africa. Please Nigeria pray for this woman to be released safe and well. Then after that she will live Nigeria for good living these children to missed all the wonderful care she has been offering them.

  5. Blessings Malakamu

    February 24, 2015 at 6:20 PM

    But this Nigeria haz bcome a menace 2 the whole world !! It’s now full of disgrace.. May the good Lord protect the missionary !!

  6. Rkoolz

    February 24, 2015 at 6:55 PM

    May all u kidnappers be destroyed by fire. What d hell do u wanna do with an old foreign mum? Useless heartless scums.. I pray u get caught n be given d beatings of ur lives. Nonsense!!

  7. Mark

    February 25, 2015 at 2:08 AM

    Disgraceful nation, that’s y we nigerians find it hard abroad because everyone knows nigeria as thieves, kidnappers and corrupted leaders

  8. T

    February 25, 2015 at 4:08 AM

    Please let her go

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