…claim have negative consequences on the physical environment, noting the correlation between sand mining activities and soil erosion, vegetation loss, aquatic biodiversity richness reduction and landslides. Some studies have also found that sand mining activities easily lead to the destruction of the landscape, reduction in farm and grazing land areas…. Unchecked sand mining, experts said, increases the formation of sinkholes, soil contamination, deforestation, coastal erosion, property damage, loss of aquatic life, disruption of coastal shorelines and that it has been widely reported to have several environmental implications. They said all forms of mining cause erosion and sedimentation, which they…

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