The Nollywood Actor, John Okafor, popularly known as Mr Ibu, has one of his legs amputated on Monday, in the battle to save his life.
According to a statement by his family, it was revealed that doctors had no choice than to amputate one of his legs after seven surgeries without significant improvement.
Recall that the veteran comic actor made a passionate plea in October, through a viral video on Instagram for prayers and financial assistance, as he dreaded the recommendation of his doctors for amputation of his leg.
However, the worst happened on Monday, as his family shared a statement on his Instagram page, that doctors have finally amputated one of his legs to save his life.
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 p.m., today, Daddy has gone through seven 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.”