Federal Government sued N500m in damages by mother of kidnapped schoolgirl Leah Sharibu

The mother of the only Dapchi schoolgirl, Leah Sharibu, still in captivity with insurgent groups Boko Haram has taken the Federal government to court and seeking five N500m in damages.

Mrs Rebecca Sharibu alongside Daniel David Kadzai and a United States-based Lift-Up-Now Incorporation, a Non-Governmental Organisation, filed the suit on the basis of the indignities and human deprivations her
daughter by Leah has gone through since her abduction in February 2018.

Court document made available to journalists on Tuesday in Plateau State capital, Jos shows the suit was filed on September 19, 2018, with no FCH/L/cs/1528/18.

The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, and the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN) joins the Federal government as defendants in the case.

The plaintiffs cited their failure to ensure the release of Leah and for failing in their statutory responsibilities and asked for an order compelling the defendants to employ every means in securing her release.

Leah Sharibu was among 111 schoolgirls from Government Girls' Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State, kidnapped on 18 February, 2018.

While most of the girls were released on March 21, Leah was held back by the Boko Haram terrorists on account of her Christian faith.

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