Ibu’s leg amputated after seven surgeries

Popular Nollywood actor, John Okafor, aka Mr. Ibu’s leg has been amputated after undergoing seven surgeries.

The comic actor’s family revealed this on his official Instagram handle on Monday. November 6, 2023.

News surfaced in October that the veteran actor was ill and required financial assistance to aid in his treatment.

Many Nigerians including former senate president, Bukola Saraki through his foundation came to his aid and cleared his medical bill.

But, in the statement issued by the family on Monday, it was stated that the actor had undergone seven successful surgeries, including the amputation of one leg, in a bid to keep him alive.

The statement partly reads; “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.,” the statement read in parts

This development has been hard on us all but we’ve had to accept it as Daddy’s new reality to keep him alive.”

The family has also appealed to Nigerians to support the actor.

“Please we are still soliciting support from well-meaning Nigerians at 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!”