In a sensationalistic offer, a 23-year old Nigerian female pop singer has appealed the militant outfit Boko Haram to release all the abducted schoolgirls in return for her virginity that she is willing to lose to the deadly militants.
Speaking to a local news site, the pop singer named Adokiye expressed regret at the abduction of more than 200 Chibok schoolgirls, saying that they were too young.
“It is just unfair. I wish I could offer myself in exchange,” Adokiye told Vanguard.
“Thy 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,” said the 23-year-old who is reportedly the peace ambassador of Imo State.
The pop singer is known for being in news for similar claims as earlier and had earlier offered to giver herself to anyone who would gift her mother a private jet.
After her offer to the Boko Haram, many reactions have flooded her twitter account with many slamming her for making a joke of such a serious issue.
However, Adokiye has justified her remarks in a series of tweets saying that just because she did not hold a banner saying “Bring back our Girls”, doesn’t mean she is joking.
“Bring Back our Girls” is a popular slogan for all praying for the release of the abducted schoolgirls. Scores of Nigerians and others across the the world and even the US First Lady Michelle Obama tweeting her picture holding a banner that said “Bringback our Girls”.
A total of 276 girls were abducted on April 14 from the northeastern town of Chibok, in Borno state, out of which, 223 are still missing.
There were reports that the girls, who were in final year of the boarding school, were forced to marry their abductors at a normal bride rate of $12.
A video released by the militant group earlier showed over 130 missing schoolgirls clad in full-length hijab, reading Quran in an unknown location.
Also, the video showed three girls being interviewed, with two of them confirming that they had been converted to Islam from Christianity. The girls however said that they hadn’t been harmed. The Nigerian government has so far been unable to rescue the girls, despite international support.
The US, UK, France and now even Israel, were assisting the Nigeria government in searching the girls. The search for the girls is concentrated in the restive northeast region, where the Boko Haram militants have had their camps and arms cache.