Bizarre News: A Nigerian Pop Star Has Offered Up Her Virginity To Boko Haram To #BringBackOurGirls

In today's bizarre and somewhat bleak news...


by Sophie Cullinane |
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In a bizarre and pretty bleak turn to the #bringbackourgirls campaign, a Nigerian pop star has just offered up her virginity in exchange for the release of the schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram.

Adokiye Kyria, a 23 year-old who describes herself as a United Nations Peace Ambassador on her website and who announced herself as a virgin in April gave an interview to Vanguard Showtime magazine saying: ‘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. 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. 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.’

Whilst Kryia's intent has to be applauded - who doesn't want to see the 276 schoolgirls, who have been missing since April, returned? - we can't help but question whether offering up your virginity to a militant, terrorist group in an already conservative country, is the best way to go about it. Let alone the safest or most wise.

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This article originally appeared on The Debrief.

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