Nigeria’s immediate past Vice President, Namadi Sambo, is recuperating in the United States after undergoing a complex surgery to save his leg from amputation.
A source told SaharaReporters that Mr. Sambo is currently in the Washington, DC area after a surgery to repair a severe knee ligament disorder that almost resulted in the amputation of one of his legs below the knee. Before becoming Vice President to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Mr. Sambo had served as the governor of Kaduna State.
“The former Vice President, Architect Namadi Sambo, visited or consulted several hospitals in the US before he was admitted by a DC-area hospital for an extensive ligament reconstructive surgery,” said our source, a Nigerian diplomat. He added that Mr. Sambo’s surgery took place in mid-August. He said the former vice president was in intensive rehab for several weeks after the surgery.
“He was not able to walk for some weeks due to the nature of the surgery,” our source said.
The immediate former governor of Kaduna State, Mukhtar Ramalan Yero, visited the recovering former Vice President in September, our source disclosed. Mr. Yero, a close political associate of the former Vice President, in April lost his reelection bid in an election won by Nasir el-Rufai, the current governor of Kaduna State.
Mr. Sambo remains in the Maryland area where he continues to recuperate and to undergo extensive physical therapy to help restore his ability to walk normally again.