YOLA, Nigeria – An emergency management official in northeast Nigeria says 10 people were killed in floods that swept through the region.
Adamawa state Emergency Management Agency official Shadrach Daniel Baruk said others remained trapped by the flooding Sunday.
Baruk blamed the release of water from a dam in the neighboring nation of Cameroon for the flood. He said heavy rainfall in the rural region of farms and cattle ranches also contributed to the deadly deluge. He said thousands of people had been displaced.
The flooding in Adamawa state comes as flooding recently killed at least 68 people in Plateau state in central Nigeria.
Nigeria is experiencing its annual rainy season, which sees torrential rains fall throughout the West African nation.