Arotile, Nigeria’s First Female Helicopter Combat Pilot, Laid To Rest In Abuja – Newspot


Tolulope Arotile, Nigeria's first female combat helicopter pilot, was buried in Abuja on July 23, 2020.
Tolulope Arotile, Nigeria’s first female combat helicopter pilot, was buried in Abuja on July 23, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun/Channels TV

 

The burial of Nigeria’s first female helicopter combat pilot, Tolulope Arotile, has commenced at the National Military Cemetery in Abuja.

Arotile, who died on July 14 in Kaduna, is being buried in strict compliance with COVID-19 guidelines, Nigerian Air Force spokesman, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, said.

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She died from severe injuries following a road traffic accident at the NAF base in Kaduna, the Air Force has said.

The driver that hit her was reportedly a former secondary school classmate who, in the process of reversing his car to give her a lift knocked down the deceased.

The late Tolulope Arotile. Photo: [email protected] Air Force.

 

President Muhammadu Buhari and other national leaders paid homage to the young military star after her demise and the Air Force promised she would be buried with full military honours.

 

More details soon . . .



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