19-Year-Old Girl Who Lives In A Plastic Bowl Dies
Her case shocked the whole country and she drew a lot of sympathy from well meaning Nigerians as well as huge donations in cash, cloth, foodstuff, from individuals and Kano State government but it is quite unfortunate that the teen have giving up the ghost at 19. A family member said Rahma suddenly died after a brief illness. Confirming the sad news hours ago, Sani Maikatanga posted her photo on Instagram and wrote:
“Rahma Haruna a 19 years old girl has pass away on Sunday 25th of December 2016 … may Almighty grant her Jannatul Firdausi … ameen” “She started with a fever and that was it. Then stomach pains. Then her body parts like hands and legs. She cannot use any if the ache strikes.”
Born in Lahadin Makole village in Kano, when Rahma was six months, her arms and legs stopped developing. From six months when she learnt how to sit that was when it began. She didn’t learn how to crawl.” her mother Fadi said.
For much of her life, Rahma’s family would carry her in her bowl, with her brother Fahad taking her into Kano each day to beg for alms. Later, a journalist Ibrahim Jirgi, gave the family a wheelchair. Despite her severe disability, Rahma had entrepreneurial ambition.