An American woman kidnapped by masked gunmen in central Nigeria last month was released on Friday and handed over to US government officials, police told AFP.
Phyllis Sortor, a missionary with the Free Methodist Church, was seized on February 24 in Kogi's Emiworo village.
"She has been rescued and given to the American authorities," Kogi state police spokesman Collins Sola Adebayo said, adding that no ransom was paid "as far as police are concerned."
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