A major landslide has destroyed 10 houses in Odi community, Kolokuma-Opokuma Area Council of Bayelsa State.

A resident in Odi, James Dounana, attributed the landslide to marine erosion, saying it might have been triggered by indiscriminate sand dredging from the River.

The Chief Whip of Bayelsa State House of Assembly and member-elect for Kolokuma/Opokuma constituency One, Tonye Isenah, and an indigene of Odi, who visited the affected community on Monday, expressed concern over the level of destruction caused by the river erosion.

He called on the relevant authorities to come to the aid of the victims.


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