The family of veteran actor John Okafor, well known as Mr Ibu on Monday disclosed via Mr Ibu’s Instagram page that one of his legs has been amputated to keep him alive.
Recalls that in October report has it that the actor was ill and need financial assistance to help in his treatment.
The statement shared on the actor’s Insta page disclosed that the actor had undergone seven successful surgeries, including the amputation of one leg for his chances of living and recovery
The family also thanks Nigerians who have supported to ensure the success of the surgeries,however, the family further plead for assistance from well meaning Nigerians as at this time the actor’s situation is still delicate .
The statement read, “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 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 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.”
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