A Nigerian pop singer told the country’s Vanguard newspaper that she would offer up her virginity to the Islamist group Boko Haram in exchange for the safe return of about 300 girls who were kidnapped about two months ago in the Nigerian town of Chibok.
“I wish I could offer myself in exchange,” said up-and-coming pop singer Adokiye Kyrian.
“They are between 12 and 15 year old girls for Christ sake. I am older and more experienced. Even if 10 to 12 men have to take me every night, I don’t care. Just release these girls and let them go back to their parents,” the singer reportedly said.
After news broke of the girls’ disappearance, an international social media campaign under the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls spread globally, in an attempt to bring attention to the young women’s mass kidnapping.