A young Naval Officer who laid down his life to save his colleagues is now a hero.
A Naval Officer, Seaman Paul Amaseimogha, may have died in the fight against the dreaded Boko Haram insurgent sect in Maiduguri, Borno State, but for his colleagues, he died a super hero as he ensured that he died alone so that his colleagues would live.
According to a friend of the gallant Naval rating, the young man who was serving in Bayelsa State was posted to Maiduguri and he did not waste time in showing his bravery.
On the day he died however, his battalion were on the trail of the sect when he stepped on a landmine, knowing a sure death stared him in the face.
Unlike others who would have kept quiet, Amaseimogha called for his colleagues to leave the area fast while he tried to detonate the explosive.
But he was not successful as the landmine blew him up in the process. But he was able to to save the lives of his colleagues.
Read the Facebook post from a colleague of Amaseimogha, Patrick Okunima, eulogizing the hero.