The family of Nollywood actor, John Okafor popularly known as Mr. Ibu has disclosed that following seven surgeries, his leg has been amputated.
In a statement made public on his Instagram account, Mr. Ibu stated that his leg had to be amputated in order for him to survive.
Remember that Mr. Ibu had beseeched in public for financial assistance for his illness, and the Bukola Saraki Foundation had just paid the actor’s medical bills.
However, in a newest update, Mr. Ibu’s family expressed gratitude to everyone who provided both financial and emotional support for Mr. Ibu’s medical care.
The family statement reads below, “Good afternoon, Nigerians.. We want to appreciate everyone that has come through for our dad, saying we are grateful is an understatement and only the good Lord can thank you all enough for every help you’ve rendered.
“As of 1 pm ,noon today , Daddy has gone through 7 successful surgeries but to keep him alive and increase his chances of recovery one of his legs had to be amputated.. This development has been hard on us all but we’ve had to accept it as Daddy’s new reality to keep him alive.
Please we are still soliciting for support from well meaning Nigerians as this stage Daddy his is still one very delicate one and he needs all the help he can get.
Thank you everyone, the Okafor family is grateful and we don’t take you for granted. In due time daddy will personally acknowledge everyone who supported during this period as soon as he’s stable!.”