Popular comedian, John Okafor (Mr. Ibu) has suffered a tragic and irreparable loss of his limb.
The comedian, who recently went through seven successful surgeries, had one of his legs amputated yesterday afternoon.
A post on his verified Instagram page on Monday indicated that Mr. Ibu’s leg was amputated in order to save his life.
It read: “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 1pm 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, is still a very delicate one and he needs all the help he can get.
Mr. John Okafor, alias Mr, Ibu
“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.”
Mr. Ibu, who has been bedridden, had earlier pleaded for financial assistance from Nigerians. Some Good Samaritans including former Senate President, Abubakar Bukola Saraki came to his rescue and cleared his medical bills.