"Even if 10 to 12 men have to take me every night, I don’t care. Just release these girls," says Adoyike.
Nigerian singer Adokiye is offering her virginity to Islamic militants Boko Haram in exchange for over 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by the group in April.
The 23-year-old pop singer told Nigeria’s Vanguard newspaper of her offer. “This is 11pm in the night and do you know what I am thinking about? Those little girls, where they are and what could be happening to them,” she said. “It is just unfair. They are too young. I wish I could offer myself in exchange.”
She continued: “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.”
An estimated 276 girls were abducted by Boko Haram from a boarding school in the town of Chibok in Northern Nigeria on April 14.
Adokiye, a UN Ambassador of Peace, recently caused a stir when she announced her virginity. Some have criticized her of using the kidnappings as a way to get media attention. “Call it whatever you like. Those girls must return to their Parents,” she tweeted earlier today.
What do you think of Adoyike’s offer? Reckless or helpful?
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