THE legs of popular comic Nollywood actor, John Okafor, also known as Mr Ibu, have been amputated.
According to the handler of his verified Instagram page, Mr Ibu’s leg was amputated due to his medical conditions and to save his life.
It also noted that the veteran actor has undergone seven successful surgeries and there’s hope for him to survive but still needs financial support from Nigerians.
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 his 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.”
John Okafor had earlier pleaded for financial assistance from Nigerians over his health condition. Some Nigerians came to his rescue including the Abubakar Bukola Saraki Foundation.