“Mr Ibu” John Okafor’s leg amputated after 7 surgeries

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    Nigerian veteran John Okafor famously known as Mr Ibu has been hospitalised for weeks due to a critical illness.

    On Tuesday, the family of the star reported that the leg of the actor has been amputated after seven surgeries.

    The family appreciates people who have been supportive over the past weeks and solicited for financial help.

    “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,” reads the statement.

    “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 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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