Bauchi (WorldStage Newsonline)-- The family of Ahmadu Didda, a peasant farmer from Dunomari in Sakwa village of Zaki Government Area of Bauchi State, and by his wife, Rukaiyya has delivered what can be described as a strange baby girl who has no arms and legs.
But, the father of the baby named Fatima said the family is grateful to God for giving them the child, describing her as a wonderful and beautiful baby.
Ahmadu said Fatima who was born at home in Sandigalua village in Zaki Local Government on January 13, 2012, and the mother were healthy.
The couple however appealed to government and well-meaning individuals to come to their aid in order to care for the child.
He said “this is a gift from God, but it won’t be easy for us to raise Fatima because without legs and hands, she needs special care and attention. We feel sorry for her, but with the assistance from government and individual, I know that she will live a good life,” Ahmadu appealed.
In a special appeal, Chairman of the disabled in Sakwa, Abdullahi Gindi, who is a blind man, said it is the duty of society is to ensure that Fatima is not discriminated against as a result of her condition.
“She needs to be assisted. We are grateful that she was born a healthy child. She sulks normal and so we need to protect her. But her parents are poor that is why we are calling for assistance so that Fatima would live.”