A teenage girl born with a mystery condition that makes her lives in a plastic bowl in Kano, Rahma Haruna, has caught international media’s attention.
Rahman, who has no limbs and suffers constant pain was born a healthy baby but when she turned six months old her growth came to a sudden halt and she stopped hitting key development milestones, Daily Mail reported.
The British tabloid quoting Rahman’s mother, Fadi, said the disabled teenager’s problem started when she was six months old after learning how to sit.
‘From six months when she learnt how to sit that was when it began. She didn’t learn how to crawl.
‘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,’ Fadi told the paper.
It said the cause of Rahma’s condition is unknown, despite her family working hard to secure a diagnosis.
Doctors were reportedly baffled by Rahma’s condition and some have even put it down to the teenager being struck down by a jinn – a supernatural being in Islam mythology.