Dr Sani Nma, Director, Veterinary Services of the state’s Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries, gave the figure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Minna.
NAN reports that the ministry had on March 23 in a statement announced the outbreak of the disease among some poultry farmers in the state.
“The farm consists of clusters of birds such as layers, pullet and cockerels.
Nma described the laboratory where the samples were taken to as the Western Africa Regional Laboratory for avian influenza.
The director noted that the farm premises had been fumigated with disinfectant and educational materials had been given on how to contain the situation.
He said that the state government had advised poultry farmers to be alert, as well as strengthen their association to cater for such incidence. (NAN)