In a recent press statement, Mr. Ibu’s family addressed the swirling rumors and revelations surrounding his health, clarifying misconceptions that had surfaced earlier in the day. Contrary to reports claiming both legs were amputated, the family explained that only one leg underwent further amputation a month or two after the initial procedure.
Debunking speculation about diabetes, the family disclosed that Mr. Ibu’s health challenges stemmed from blood clotting in his leg and other complications, necessitating the need for surgical intervention. Expressing gratitude to Nigerians for their support in various forms, the family clarified that Mr. Ibu’s current health condition was not a result of diabetes, as previously speculated.
The statement addressed the impossibility of flying Mr. Ibu abroad for advanced treatment, emphasizing that doctors deemed him unfit to travel. This restriction has posed a challenge in securing international medical assistance, as airlines are unwilling to transport him. Despite this, the family assured the public that Mr. Ibu is receiving top-notch care in Nigeria’s largest and best hospital, with a team of skilled professionals attending to his needs.