Abductors of American Missionary Demand N60m Ransom


According to the Nation, kidnappers have demanded the sum of N60m for the American missionary, Rev. Phyllis Sortor, who was abducted from her workplace in Kogi State. She was snatched by masked gunmen, who stormed the Hope Alive Nursery/Primary School, which she runs in Emiworo, Ajaokuta Local government Area of Kogi State on Monday. The state Commissioner of Police Adeyemi Ogunjemilusi said the five kidnappers had tabled N60 million ransom demand.

“The kidnappers were “unknown gunmen…(who) came into the school premises shooting sporadically to scare away people before taking (the hostage) away into the bush. He added that the gunmen came through the hill at the back of the school and forcibly pulled her out from her office. The abductors scaled over the fence with her. They all disappeared through the hill. Her whereabouts are unknown but the police have deployed their men to secure the pupils and locate Rev. Sortor.”

Rev. Phyllis is from Seattle in the United States of America.