Nollywood actor,John Okafor (Mr. Ibu), has been amputated.
This was disclosed by members of his family in a post on Monday.
In a statement via the actor’s verified Instagram page, Ibu said the amputation was done to save his life.
The family said Seven surgeries were done before doctors decided that one of the legs must be amputated to save the life of the popular comedian.
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 is is still a 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.”