A landslide which hit the riverine community of Peremabiri in the Southern Ijaw Local Government on Thursday has left two persons missing.
Report says Mr. Ikioudo Abel, a graduate of the Niger Delta University and Stanley Dominic, a secondary school leaver, were feared buried in the landslide during a football match around the community waterside.
They were reportedly trying to retrieve their ball close to the river shore when the incident occurred.
Spokesman for the Community Development Committee, Mr. Morris Johnson and a former militant leader from the community, Mr. Eris Paul confirmed the incident, blaming the landslide on the activities of two dredging companies in the area.
Mr. Johnson said though the community consented to the dredging projects by the Shell Petroleum Development Company, the company had not done any reclamation work as the dredging work had exposed the community to disasters in the last few months.
The former member of Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, MEND, Mr. Paul, expressed concern over the rising cases of natural disasters in the area and appealed to the state government, President and the National Assembly to save the community to avoid recurring disasters.
Report says the search for the missing youths is still on.