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Seattle missionary kidnapped in Nigeria is released
Seattle missionary kidnapped in Nigeria is released

A Seattle missionary who was kidnapped in Nigeria two weeks ago has been released, according to a statement by her church and news reports. Phyllis Sortor, 71, was released Friday evening "into the care of authorities and Free Methodist Church leaders," Bishop David Kendall said in a statement on the church website. "We are deeply grateful to all who prayed for Phyllis' safe return and praise God the family representative was able to secure her release," Kendall said. Armed men abducted her Feb. 23 from the Hope Academy compound in Emiworo, in Kogi state. The Free Methodist Church, USA, would not provide details of Sortor's release. Kidnappers had...

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