Family of veteran comic actor John Okafor, better known as Mr. Ibu have announced that one of his legs has been amputated to save his life.
Fans have been worried about the Nollywood veteran’s state of health following weeks of admission in the hospital and reports that he went through seven surgeries in Nigeria before being flown overseas from where his family has now said one of his legs has been amputated.
The post reads: “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.”
Some Nigerians came to his rescue, including the Abubakar Bukola Saraki Foundation which cleared his medical bills here in Nigeria.