Rebecca Sharibu, mother of abducted Dapchi Girl Leah Sharibu, is suing the Federal Government and demanding the sum of ₦500 million in damages.
Leah Sharibu remains the only girl in captivity after 119 students of Government Girls Secondary School, Dapchi, Yobe State, were abducted in February.
The abduction was carried out by Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), a faction of the insurgent group Boko Haram.
The Cable reports that Rebecca, in a suit before the Lagos High Court, is suing the Federal Government and asking that they secure the release of her daughter.
Also named in the suit are the Attorney General of the Federation Abubakar Malami and the Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris.
The suit was, according to The Cable, jointly filed with Daniel David Kadzai and Lift-Up-Now Incorporation, a US-based organisation.
Part of the suit, made available to journalists, asked for an order “directing and mandating the defendants to secure the immediate and unconditional release of the plaintiff from the custody of her captors forthwith.”
The suit also requested for an order “compelling the defendants to employ every means in securing the plaintiff from the custody of her captors; an order compelling the defendants to pay the plaintiff the sum of ₦500 million being compensation for the indignities and human deprivations suffered by the plaintiff as a result of the defendants’ dereliction of statutory duties in securing her release from her captors since the month of February, 2018 till date of this action”.