Kano State Government on Friday said it had killed more than 35,000 birds since the outbreak of bird flu in the state last week.
Dr Shehu Bawa, Director Veterinary Services, state Ministry of Agriculture, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano.
He said 10 poultry farms had been affected, while five samples from another five farms had been sent to the National Veterinary Research Institute (NVRI), Jos, for confirmation.
“At the moment, we have 10 positive cases from 10 farms and all the affected farms have been depopulated,” Bawa said.
He said the department would continue with the disinfection activities to prevent further spread of the disease.
He, however, advised farm owners to continue to practice bio-security effectively to ensure adequate protection of their farms.
“We also want farm owners and buyers to be vigilant by reporting such cases to appropriate authority for prompt action,” he said.
He said the state government had directed security agencies to arrested anyone caught selling infected birds.
The director said the measure would safeguard lives of people in the state.
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