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.