112 abducted Chibok girls sue FG

112 abducted Chibok girls sue FG
Chris Steven, Abuja

Following the failure of the Federal Government to secure their rescue, the remaining 112 abducted Chibok girls still being held by the Boko Haram insurgents have sued the government along with the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, for allegedly failing to rescue them from the terrorists’ captivity since April 2014.

The suit which was filed on on September 10, 2018 on behalf of the abducted girls by Funmi Falana and other lawyers of the Falana & Falana Law firm,  is before the Federal High Court in Abuja, marked FHC/ABJ/CS/913/2018.

The suit, is among other requesting seeking to mandate the Federal Government to rescue the girls.

 Though it did not seek for any monetary damages or compensation from the government it also sought an order compelling the government to file a monthly report in the registry of the court on the efforts being made to free the girls.

 While the names of the 112 girls were listed as the applicants, the Federal Government and the AGF were named as the respondents.

  Oby Ezenkwesili, a leader of the Bring Back Our Girls, deposed to the affidavits filed in support of the suit.

 The BBOG is a group that has been championing the campaign for the rescue of the Chibok girls who were originally 276 when they were abducted on April 14, 2014.