Nigerian Nollywood veteran John Okafor, famously known as Mr Ibu, recently underwent a series of seven surgeries on Monday, resulting in the unfortunate amputation of one of his legs.

Mr Ibu had previously reached out to the public, appealing for financial assistance to address his health issues, emphasising the need for the support of fellow Nigerians.

Nigerian social media influencer VeryDarkBlackman has now confirmed the amputation of Mr Ibu’s leg as a consequence of the extensive surgeries.

The family of Mr Ibu extends their gratitude to the generous members of the public who provided support and assistance throughout the surgical process.

An official statement regarding this matter has been released on Mr Ibu’s verified social media account.

The statement reads,

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