This young Nigerian soldier, Celestine Nwabueze, is receiving accolades after he bravely stayed back to help a womandeliver her baby when the rest of the villagers had fled over Boko Haram threat.
According to Celestine, Boko Haram terrorists were on the verge of attacking the village in Borno, so the people fled, but he dauntlessly stayed back and, putting his own life at risk, with his guns drawn, stood guard over the woman as she laboured and gave birth to a bouncing baby boy.
Out of gratitude, the woman wanted to name her son after him but Celestine changed his mind due to their religious differences.
According to him,
This were I respect women so much, this child was born at my back when those idiots wants to attack the villagers, despite the fear, the mother stood still and endure the pain and with the help of the old women at the village, she had a safe delivery. The woman wants to name the child after me, but due to am a Christian and she is not, I have to give her a name Abukar that’s in Igbo, it’s Ebuka.