Missions | Jeffrey Woodke is the first American kidnapped from the Western Africa country
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/17/16, 11:24 am
Gunmen kidnapped an American missionary from his home in central Niger over the weekend and killed two other people. The incident is the first reported kidnapping of an American in the region.
On Friday night, the attackers stormed into Jeffery Woodke’s home in the town of Abalak, killing his guard and housekeeper, Niger’s interior ministry said in a statement on Saturday. The armed men, driving a white Toyota Hilux pickup truck, took Woodke and headed across the desert toward Mali.