One of the legs of famous Nigerian actor, John Okafor, widely known as Mr Ibu, has been amputated.
His family revealed this in a statement Newshuntermag.com came across on Monday, 06 November 2023.
According to the statement shared by the family on his Instagram account, amputating the leg of the actor was to save his life.
“Good afternoon, Nigerians. We want to appreciate everyone who 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 p.m., noon today, Daddy has gone through seven 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 support from well-meaning Nigerians as, at this stage, Daddy is still very delicate, 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 him during this period as soon as he’s stable,” the statement read.
In October 2023, a video of Mr Ibu sharing his predicament surfaced online—as he needed assistance.