Nigerian pop star Adokiye Kyrian has issued a bizarre appeal to Islamic extremists at militant group Boko Haram, offering up her own virginity in exchange for the release of the schoolgirls they kidnapped in April (14).
The singer, 23, is angry the 276 youngsters the terrorists snatched from a Nigerian boarding school two months ago have still to be located, and she has now encouraged Boko Haram leaders to take her captive and do what they will to her instead.
In an interview with Vanguardngr.com, she says, "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 (rape her) every night, I don't care. Just release these girls and let them go back to their parents."
Kyrian recently revealed she was still a virgin, joking, "Any man that buys my mum the private jet I had promised her, wins my heart."
Kyrian isn't the first celebrity to draw attention to the plight of the kidnapped girls - stars including Jada Pinkett Smith, Salma Hayek, Sylvester Stallone, Alicia Keys, Alyssa Milano, Queen Latifah and Minnie Driver all threw their support behind the #BringBackOurGirls Twitter.com campaign upon its launch in May (14).