Europe-based online TV platform, Black & White WebTV has hailed the launch of the Eastern Security Network (ESN) saying the move will stem the tide of rising insecurity in the southeast while further guarantying economic prosperity of the indigenous people. The news and entertainment platform also called for regional economic integration as a way to fast track development and increase the economic survival of the people who have been negatively affected by poor governance, by the political class, and by heightened insecurity emanating from the activities of Fulani herdsmen.
In a statement made available to the press Wednesday, the director of Black & White TV, Mr. Peter Solomon described the security network as a timely intervention which has demonstrated the resolve of the people to protect themselves and strengthen the foundation of their collective existence. He described the activities of Fulani Herdsmen in the South East as negatively setting the people backward as residents were no longer free to go to their farms or undertake other economic activities for the fear of being attacked, raped and killed, especially children and women. He called on well meaning South Eastern leaders to support the ESN with information, and logistics to ensure they are successful in their mission to protect lives and properties.
On improving economic prosperity of the people, Solomon called on youths to return back to the abandoned lands which are available and fertile for economic activities. He worried that the vast expanse of arable land in the region have been abandoned by young people who are busy seeking greener pastures outside whereas there is enormous amount of wealth laying waste in the eastern region. He called on all well-meaning citizens to embrace the course of finding a workable security framework as it will further provide for economic growth, employment and wealth creation for the vast majority of residents and citizens in the region.
On his part, the operational head of Black & White WebTV, Patrick Dyke, called for more collaboration on the issue of finding lasting solution to the pervasive insecurity, he noted that the ESN is one step toward putting a permanent end to wanton killings, maiming and economic sabotage as have been perpetuated by Fulani herdsmen and other bandits allowed to roam freely within the South Eastern region.