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Philanthropists, others donate to Zamfara girl who set self-ablaze

Aisha on hospital bed

Philanthropists and other well-meaning individuals have donated money to the family of the girl who set herself ablaze in Zamfara state.

The donation is to assist the family to foot the victim’s medical bill, her father Aminu Muhammad told Caliphate Trust.

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The 17-year-old Aisha had on September 8 set herself ablaze in Gusau, the state capital, after her fiancé told her father that he had no money to marry her.

At the time the incident happened her father told our reporter that he had no money to take her to hospital to receive treatment on the severe burns all over her body.

He said later after application of traditional and orthodox medicine at home,  Aisha’s condition worsened and she  was taken to Federal Medical Centre, Gusau where she is currently responding to treatment.

“We received cash donations from unknown persons in Jigawa, Abuja and Gusau. We also received cash assistance from former deputy governor, Ibrahim Wakkala Muhammad, and a senator in the neighbouring Sokoto state, we are very grateful to them all.

“If not because of the assistance from these public spirited individuals, Aisha could have died of the severe burns she sustained. This is because we can’t cope with the outrageous medical bills.

“As I’m talking to you now my hand is full of receipts for purchases of medicines and other hospital services. We are grateful to Almighty Allah, despite paucity of funds, the victim is recuperating and responding well to medical treatment,” Mallam Muhammad said.

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