Nigeria: FG Confirms Outbreaks Of Swarm Birds, Locusts in three States

Nigeria: FG Confirms Outbreaks Of Swarm Birds, Locusts in three States

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By Habila Darofai

The federal government has on Saturday confirmed the invasion of swarm birds and locust destroying farm produce in three Northern states.

Some of the affected states are Kebbi, Zamfara and Sokoto in North West Nigeria. The Cief veterinary officer of the Federation, Dr. Maimuna Habibu, Saturday said the reported cases of locusts’ invasion were particularly recorded in Zamfara and Kebbi states.

Dr Habibu stated that the ministry has already deployed officers to begin aerial attacks against the locusts in the affected states.

She added that the federal government’s action followed complaints of destruction of crops from farmers in the affected states.

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