Rahma’s story which went viral earlier this year after freelance photojournalist Sani Maikatanga shared pictures of the physically challenged girl carried by her 10-year-old brother in bowl,has been reported to have passed away on Sunday, Dec. 25th.
A family member said Rahma suddenly died after a brief illness. Confirming the sad news hours ago, Sani Maikatanga posted her photo on Instagram saying:
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.” Fadi her mother said.
“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.”
Despite her condition, Rahma had entrepreneurial ambition.
“I want to start a business. A store and anything people buy. That is what I want” she said this before she passed away.