The Poultry Association of Nigeria in Plateau says Avian Influenza also known as bird flu has resurfaced in the state, killing more than 11, 000 birds in one week.
The association’s Chairman in the state, John Dasar said six farms had so far been depopulated.
Bird flu is an infectious type of influenza that spreads among birds.
Dasar attributed the fast spread of the disease to the non-payment of compensation to farmers affected by the flu in 2015 and 2016.
He said some farmers would prefer to sell their affected birds to desperate marketers instead of reporting the incident to the appropriate authorities.