Azerbaijan, Baku, 4 February / Trend corr. E.Guliyev / One of the biggest bazaars in the village of Nij in the Gabala region of Azerbaijan was closed due to the threat of spreading the African plague. Elkhan Garibov, the director of the bazaar, stated to Trend that the bazaar was suspended due to the threat of spreading the African plague among pigs.
Garibov stated that the 300 year old bazaar is the source of income for 80% of Nij village and is located close to five regions.
According to Semikin Balasamov, senior veterinary of the village, approximately 180 pigs have died since 28 January in the village.
The village residents are demanding repayment for damages. However, Vidadi Mahmudov, the representative of Executive Power of the region, reported that the Authorizes have not been informed about possible compensations.
Gabala region is situated 248km north-east of Baku.