Mr Ibu loses a leg to amputation, daughter reveals

Mr Ibu loses a leg to amputation, daughter reveals

Nollywood veteran actor, John Okafor better known as Mr Ibu has lost one of his legs to amputation.

In a press statement on Mr Ibu’s official Instagram page, his daughter, Jasmine Okafor disclosed that one of the actor’s legs had to be cut to increase his chances of recovery, and he has undergone 7 successful surgeries.

She mentioned that this situation has been extremely challenging for them, but they had to come to terms with his new circumstances.

The statement reads,

“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 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 this stage Daddy 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 him during this period as soon as he’s stable!

For future donations and support please send to 1685687982, John, I Okafor, Access bank, Thank you.”

The news  of the amputation has left many heartbroken as they took to social media to lament.

One Ehidiahmen Okojie wrote: “Shit. This is really painful, this leg finally took his career”

One Enny Bobo Official wrote: “Omo!! Chai, Kai. This country suppose have health insurance now!! It would have prevented this since the beginning of the sickness”

One Simeon Delight wrote; “So they finally cut the leg. God this is so sad. I wish him and his family all the strength they need to go through this phase of life”

One Bala wrote: “Please pray for Me Ibu this is not the time to talk about move or family. Pray and support whichever you can.”

One Skesh Makanaki wrote: “Upon all the NSPPD prayer”

One Jully Mk wrote: “It’s sad news but if that’s what should be done in other to save his life that’s better”

One Flawless Gold wrote: “The family is greedy. Why them no fly this out of the country. Upon all the money Nigerians contributed. Them just dey do try and luck, now them don amputate the leg

One Teeto Olayeni wrote: “It’s Soo sad but honestly it’s better than him losing his life. The sickness must have been there for a long time and wasn’t properly taken care of”

One Kennedy Excel wrote: “Chai sorry thank God you’re still alive sir he can still use prosthetic cover leg to walk again”

GlamSquad recalls that a few days back, Mr Ibu’s family gave an update on his health status, revealing that he had undergone 5 surgeries which were all successful.

In an appreciative post to the public, he wrote that he is still recuperating in the ICU and is awaiting stability before flying abroad for advanced treatment.

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