A Nigerian singer has offered her virginity to Boko Haram in exchange for the 276 girls they recently kidnapped, according to Vanguard Showtime.
“They are between 12 and 15 year old girls for Christ sake,” Adokiye Kyrian said. “It is just unfair. They are too young. I wish I could offer myself in exchange.”
Despite revealing she is still a virgin, the 23-year-old says she is “older and more experienced.”
“Even if 10 to 12 men have to take me every night, I don’t care. Just release those girls and let them go back to their parents.”
Some have criticized the pop singer’s words as simply seeking attention from a tragic situation:
“Adokiye Kyrian is really hungry for attention and in the process insulting the world’s call to Boko Haram to #BringBackOurGirls,” Tweeted @LudoGideon Wednesday.
Others even questioned if Kyrian is still a virgin:
“So this Adokiye girl wants us to believe she’s a virgin? Uh, cmon,” Tweeted @still_jimmy.
“Somebody tell Adokiye Kyrian I am Boko Haram..lol” added @ObletsLavish.
The 276 girls were kidnapped from Nigeria’s Chibok section in April. Their disappearance has sparked international outcry, with First Lady Michelle Obama even taking part in the #BringBackOurGirls social media campaign for their return.
Most of them remain missing.
More recently, Boko Haram abducted an additional 60 girls and women and 31 boys over the previous week. The rebels also killed dozens of people during the kidnapping.
On Wednesday, an explosion in a shopping area in Abuia, the country’s capital, was also linked to Boko Haram.
Watch Adokiye Kyrian in the “Baby, Baby” video.