Bird flu: Kano destroys 80,000 birds

At least 80,000 birds have been destroyed in 45 farms, following the outbreak of avian influenza, commonly known as bird flu.

The director of veterinary services in the state Ministry of Agriculture, Shehu Bawa, stated this on Monday in Kano, calling on poultry traders to stop selling infected birds to unsuspecting customers.

He cautioned that anybody found selling ailing birds to people would face prosecution.

According to him, the outbreak was recorded in nine Local Government Areas of the state, adding that government is on top of the situation.

Mr. Bawa urged poultry farmers in the state to quickly report any symptom of the disease to the nearest veterinary hospital.

The director hinted that the government had taken serious measures to curtail the spread of the disease.

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