by Lynde Langdon
Posted 3/06/15, 09:35 pm
An American missionary abducted last month from a school in Nigeria has been released and is safe, the Free Methodist Church USA said today.
In a statement on the church website, Bishop David Kendall said the Rev. Phyllis Sortor, 71, was released “into the care of authorities and Free Methodist Church leaders.” Armed men abducted her Feb. 23 from the Hope Academy compound in Emiworo, Kogi state, and demanded a ransom of nearly $300,000.