Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State has lamented that prominent indigenes of the state deserted it during times of insurgency.
The governor particularly lamented that the fleeing politicians are only now returning because 2015 election is around the corner.
“As far as I am concerned, what these Abuja politicians are trying to do is the height of injustice on our people”, he said.
He described their action as “unpatriotic and selfish”.
Gov. Shettima stated these while addressing “Civilian members of JTF”, who paid him a solidarity visit at the Government House.
Shettima, who just returned to Maiduguri after collecting his nomination form for next year’s general election, was received on Monday by a huge crowd at the Maiduguri Airport.
He, thereafter, told the crowd of supporters that he will remain in the state capital “no matter how hot it is”.
His words: “My appreciation goes to you, the youths, for standing by us at this trying moments. You have exhibited a sense of patriotism and love for our state and in the process, many of you lost their lives.
“It is sad to note that most of our elites have fled to Abuja, Kano, Kaduna and Lagos not only with their wives and children but with their grand-children and stewards”, he said.