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Cellphone service restored in Nigerian state least affected by attacks

July 12, 2013 at 10:33 AM   |   Comments

YOLA, Nigeria, July 12 (UPI) -- Cellphone service was restored in one of three Nigerian states where calls were blocked to prevent militant groups from organizing raids, officials said.

The Defense Ministry, in announcing the return of mobile phone service to Adamawa, said there had been "positive indications" about security in the state, the BBC reported Friday.

There have been safety concerns about the lack of cellphone service in some areas.

Last week, after an attack in Yobe state killed 22 students and a teacher, Yobe Gov. Ibrahim Gaidam said the absence of phone service had prevented the public from "reporting suspicious movements in their neighborhoods."

Adamawa has been the state least affected by attacks from the Islamic group Boko Haram.

Cellphone service in Yobe and Borno states was still blocked.

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