The Jigawa Government on Tuesday said it has recorded three cases of bird flu outbreak and has culled over 5, 000 birds in the state.
Dr Abdullahi Birniwa, the Director, Veterinary Service, State’s Ministry of Agriculture made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Dutse.
Birniwa said the outbreaks were recorded in three different farms in Hadejia, Taura and Dutse Local Government Areas of the state.
He explained that when the symptoms were noticed in the affected farms, the ministry took a sample to the National Laboratory, Vom in Jos, where it was confirmed.
The director said that the ministry was directed to cull all birds in the affected farms.
According to him, over 5, 000 birds have been culled in the operation.
Birniwas said the affected birds included Turkeys, Ducks, Chickens and Geese.
He further explained that all the affected farms were sprayed with disinfectant to prevent further spread of the disease.
The director said that the operators of the affected farms were directed not put another birds until further notice. (SOURCE:NAN)