From Tom Garba ,Yola
Adamawa Government has disposed off over 24,000 birds following an outbreak of Avian Influenza in the state.
Malam Isa Salihu, state commissioner for Livestock Production, speaking after the disposal of the birds at Adda Rog Poultry Farm in Toungo Local Government Area said the federal and state governments had taken precautionary measures to curtail the spread of the disease.
Salihu said that all affected poultry farms in the area have been quarantined, including the farm workers.
His words: “We thank God for the 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 or eating unhealthy birds,” Salihu disclosed.
He added that the state government had placed movement restriction on birds, eggs and other related animals to control the disease.
Malam Muhammed Hassan, 62, the Poultry Farm Manager of Adda-Rogo in Toungo Local Government Area of Adamawa, where Birds Flu outbreak was confirmed said that over 24,000 birds, 250 peacocks, and 456 Guinea Fowls and 54 Turkeys died in the farm.