The ancient city of Kano was thrown into shock yesterday following reports of the demise of a 19 years old limbless girl, Rahama after a brief illness. Kano limbless girl Rahama died at her Lahadin Makole’s home, Warawa local government area of Kano on Christmas day and had since been buried according to religious rite. The physically challenged lady lived her entire life without limbs in a bowl and survived on alms. Late Rahama’s stunted growth caught media attention a couple of months ago and drew philanthropists within and around Kano.
She gained prominence last year, 2016 when a journalist spotted her on the street of Kano being carried in a bucket as she begged for money on the streets with a family member.