American woman freed after being held captive in Nigeria

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Authorities say a retired American woman who was lured to Nigeria by a 34-year-old man she met on Facebook has been rescued after spending more than a year in captivity. Police spokesman Frank Mba said the woman was lured to Nigeria “under the pretext of love and deceitfully married.” But he then held her captive in a hotel and extorted $48,000 from her.