Kaduna raises alarm as deadly animal disease breaks out in Niger Republic

The Kaduna State Government Tuesday, urged stakeholders in livestock value chain to be on red alert following a reported outbreak of a deadly disease, Charcoal Anthrax in neighbouring Niger Republic.

A government statement issued by Hajiya Halima Lawal, the State Commissioner for Agriculture in Kaduna, urged livestock owners, farmers, butchers, dealers, transporters and veterinarians to be at alert to symptoms of the disease among livestock.
Lawal said in the statement she personally signed:

“Recent reports from the Republic of Niger as confirmed by the World Organisation for Animal Health have alerted the world to a recent outbreak of Charcoal Anthrax in the Tillabery region of that country.

“Charcoal Anthrax is a deadly bacterial disease that affects animals and humans and can…

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