Nigeria Restores Phone Service in Militant Areas

Nigeria has restored mobile phone service in three states where it was shut down to prevent Islamist militants from coordinating attacks.

A Nigerian Defense Department spokesman, Chris Olukolade, tells VOA that mobile phone service was restored to Borno state Friday after the return of service in Yobe and Adamawa.

He said officials believe the situation in the three northeastern states is stable enough that “people can go back to normal lives.”

A journalist in Borno state tells VOA …