An American woman working as a Christian missionary in Kogi State, Rev. Phyllis Sortor has been abducted by unknown gunmen.
Sortor was kidnapped overnight on Monday, Reuters reported quoting the website of the Free Methodist Church and a security source on 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, by several persons,” the church said.
A US State Department official said authorities had heard the reports but could not make further comments in the interest of privacy.