Rahma Haruna
Rahma Haruna

Heartbreaking photos of a 19-year-old girl named Rahma Haruna in Kano who was born without limbs went viral a few days ago. The photos which were shared on Instagram by a photojournalist Sani Maikatanga, Rahma is a resident of Lahdin Makole village and was diagnosed with a congenital condition resulting to her not having in any functional limbs and arms.

Rahma was usually carried around by her brother in a plastic bowl within the Kano Metropolis to beg for alms. In response to the photos which attracted a lot of comments and suggestions, a veteran journalist who is also  former BBC correspondence and philanthropist,Ibrahim M. Jirgi reached out by donating a wheelchair to Rahma.

Other well meaning Nigerians are also reaching out one way or the other to assist Rahma and her family.

Rahma Haruna and brother
Rahma Haruna and brother
Rahma Haruna happy after she was given a wheelchair
Rahma Haruna happy after she was given a wheelchair

Rahma after she was given a wheelchair

 

Rahma with her parents and sister
Rahma with her parents and sister