Singer offers virginity to Boko Haram for release of schoolgirls
Adokiye, who is also a U.N. peace envoy, made the offer during an interview with a local newspaper
A Nigerian singer has offered her virginity to Boko Haram in exchange for the return of more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by the Islamic militant group last April, the UK daily the Daily Mail reported.
Adokiye, who is also a U.N. peace envoy, made the offer during an interview with a local newspaper.
“This is 11 p.m. 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,” the pop singer said during the interview with Vanguard.
“It is just unfair. They are too young. I wish I could offer myself in exchange,” she added.
“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,” Adokiye said.
Boko Haram is a militant group fighting for an Islamist state in Nigeria.
They stormed a secondary school in the northeastern village of Chibok on April 14 and seized 276 girls who were taking exams. Some managed to escape but around 200 remain missing.
The group has killed thousands since 2009 and destabilized parts of northeast Nigeria, the country with Africa's largest population and biggest economy.
The attack has provoked global expressions of outrage and concern about the fate of the girls.