Parents of students in northern Nigeria have appealed to the government to restore GSM services to the areas in the region cut off as a result of a state of emergency.
HumanIPO reported last week the Nigerian government had confirmed it disconnected phone lines in the northern states of Borno and Yobe due to the activities of militant Islamic group Boko Haram.
According to some parents in the region, who spoke to Daily Trust,they have not been able to communicate with their children since the switchoff order was implemented.
“For the past three days now I have been trying to communicate with my son who is studying at the University of Maiduguri but I can’t because mobile service there has been cut off. Please help me out because I cannot travel there under this circumstance,” one parent said.
“We are appealing that at least an hour be given to students so that they can communicate with their parents or guardians,” the parent said.