Nollywood Actor Mr. Ibu’s Leg Amputated After Seven Surgeries

Nollywood actor John Okafor, also known as Mr. Ibu. PHOTO COURTESY. MR. IBU
Nollywood actor John Okafor, also known as Mr. Ibu. PHOTO COURTESY. MR. IBU

Nollywood actor John Okafor, also known as Mr. Ibu, had to have one of his legs amputated due to a critical illness.

He had previously sought financial assistance from Nigerians, but according to a statement from his family on Monday, he underwent seven successful surgeries, and the amputation was necessary to preserve his life.

The family also appreciated Nigerians for their support saying they are grateful, adding that “only the good Lord can thank you all enough for every help you’ve rendered”.

The statement added, “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 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!”

SOURCE: NEWS AGENCIES

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