Insecurity: Buhari, Service Chiefs dragged to court docket, requested to pay N100bn compensation to victims
Amid the problem of insecurity bedeviling Nigeria, a former governorship candidate of the African Motion Congress, AAC, in Adamawa State, Mentioned Lawal Uba, has dragged President Muhammadu Buhari earlier than an Abuja Federal Excessive Courtroom.
Uba, in his go well with, urged the court docket to compel Buhari to sack all Service Chiefs over their alleged failure to curb insecurity within the nation.
The governorship candidate instituted the authorized motion in opposition to the president on behalf of affected victims of insecurity within the northern area.
He additionally prayed the court docket to order the federal authorities to pay a whopping sum of N100 billion to the victims of insecurity.
Uba contended that the regulation making safety of lives and properties as a serious operate of Buhari has been grossly violated as occasioned by the alarming price of insecurity.
Others joined within the go well with embody the Lawyer Common of the Federation, Nationwide Meeting, Senate President, Chief of Military workers, Chief of Naval Employees, Chief of Air Employees and the Inspector Common of Police.
Among the many reliefs sought by the plaintiff are a declaration that the respondents have failed of their accountability to guard the lives and properties of Nigerian Residents which led to the deprivation of lives and indiscriminate destruction of properties within the nation.
“A declaration that the rights of the citizen to motion as enshrined in part 37of the Structure has been hampered as a result of failure of the respondents to adequately tackle the insecurity challenges in nearly each a part of the nation thereby proscribing free motion.
“A declaration that the persevering with bombing of the residents properties notably within the northern a part of the nation with out curbing or placing an finish by the respondents is a gross violation of the rights of residents to personal properties.
“An order directing the President Buhari to right away reduction the Service Chiefs of their duties for his or her incapacity to curb insecurity which is claiming lives and destroying properties of residents.
“An order directing every of the first to eight respondents to tender a written apology to the Applicant inside 7 days of the granting of this order in three main nationwide dailies.
“An order directing the respondents to pay the sum of N100 billion collectively and severally to the applicant as aggravated and exemplary damages for the unwarranted killing, kidnapping, banditry, inconveniences which the Applicant continues to be being subjected to by the incompetence of respondents.
In a 26 paragraph affidavit in help of the originating summon, the plaintiff averred that 1000’s of individuals have been killed, maimed and injured on account of the lack to make sure security of lives and properties as assured by the Structure.
He additional averred that one other tons of of 1000’s have been displaced from their ancestral houses within the northern area resulting from acts of terrorism and banditry occasioned by the lack of the respondents to present impact to the constitutional provisions.
The matter is mounted for March 18, 2021.