Gunmen snatch oyibo in Kogi
Local police authorities in central north Nigeria’s Kogi State confirmed Tuesday that unknown gunmen on Monday kidnapped an American woman doing missionary work in the state.
State police spokesperson Sola Collins Adebayo told reporters in Lokoja, the state capital that some gunmen stormed the school premises around 10 a.m. local time, shooting sporadically to scare away people before taking her away into the bush.
He said, “We are hopeful of finding her. Our suspicion is that she was picked up for ransom,” Adebayo added.
The spokesman also stated that Reverend Sortor is about 65-70 years of age, and an alumna of Seattle missionary and Seattle Pacific University.
The Bishop of the church, David Kendall responded to the abduction via the church’s website saying: “The U.S. Embassy has been notified, and the State Department and the FBI are working with local authorities to find and rescue her.”
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February 25, 2015 at 11:50 am
I wonder how much ransom they would request for and from whom? Money is clearly the motivation here