An outbreak of avian influenza – bird flu – has been reported at a commercial poultry farm on Friday at Mando, a suburb in Igabi Local Government of Kaduna State.
The head of Lives Stock, Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Abdulkarim Durosinlorun, told PREMIUM TIMES that the affected farm has been shut down and the birds depopulated.
He said the ministry was also making efforts to trace places where the farm supplied birds before the outbreak last week.
He said the Federal Government would compensate farms whose poultry were affected.
He called on the public to report any unusual sickness of birds.
“People should not panic but ensure that their chicken is cooked at a very high temperature,” he added.
The sources close to the farm told PREMIUM TIMES that it lost over 6,000 birds to the outbreak.