Nigerian pop star offers her virginity in exchange for kidnapped girls

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We all want the more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by militant group Boko Haram in April to be released.

In exchange, the militants want the freedom of its brothers in arms currently held in Nigerian jails. 

But a Nigerian pop singer Adokiye Kyrian has offered her virginity in return for the girls' freedom..

The 23-year-old from Imo State made this startling declaration during an interview with Nigerian website Showtime.

She said: "It is 11 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. It is just unfair. They are too young. I wish I could offer myself in exchange."

"They are between 12 and 15-year-old girls for Christ's sake. Just release these girls and let them go back to their parents.”

In April, she had reportedly offered her virginity to any man in exchange for a jet for her mother.

Her comments have ignited a firestorm on social media, with some hailing her courage and others denouncing her as a fame-hungry singer.

Adokiye seems unfazed by the controversy.

She even took a potshot at the #BringBackOurGirls twitter campaign.

The campaign has the support of famous people such as US First lady Michelle Obama, actress Anne Hathaway and singer Alicia Keys.

Sources:, Global Post, Vanguard, International Business Times, NY Daily News, Huffington Post

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