The girl many called 'the plastic woman' because of her illness as she was confined to a plastic bowl has died.
Rahma died on Sunday after a bried illness
The 19-year-old Kano State born girl without a limb has died after a brief illness. The girl's rare condition got the sympathy of many people who helped in one way or the other after her case got national attention.
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.” the family member wrote.
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.