The Adamawa State government has destroyed 24,000 birds of various species believed to be infected with the avian flu. Speaking to the media a local farmer, Muhammed Hassan, said over 24,000 fouls, 250 peacocks, 456 guinea fowls and 54 Turkeys affected had been destroyed.
The commissioner for Livestock Production, Isa Salihu, said the Federal and State governments were taking precautionary measures to halt the spread of the disease.
“We thank God for quick intervention to contain the disease from spreading to other poultry farms in the area.
“Already the state government has massively embarked on sensitization campaign for people to avoid having contact with dead birds or eating infected birds,” Mr. Salihu said.