One of the legs of John Mr. Ibu Okafor, the ace actor who is battling with an undisclosed illness, has been amputated. 


In a statement released via Instagram on Monday, the family of Mr. Ibu revealed that after seven successful surgeries, the actor’s leg was amputated “to keep him alive and increase his chances of recovery”.

The actor’s family appreciated those who have supported him on his road to recovery.

They also called for more assistance from 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,” the statement reads in part.

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


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On October 18, the ace actor pleaded for financial assistance, adding that he did not want to lose his leg.

Several people have announced their donations to the ailing actor.

The Abubakar Bukola Saraki (ABS) Foundation also revealed it “paid the entire medical expenses of Ibu”.


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