Tears as Female flying combat Officer, Tolulope Arotile is buried

Written by Chukwuma Obiasia

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The remains of First female flying combat Officer, Tolulope Arotile has been laid to rest at the national military cemetery on Airport Road, Abuja.

The Nigeria Air Force (NAF) had last week revealed that Tolulope Arotile, Nigeria’s First female combat helicopter pilot, was hit with a car driven by her ex-classmate

Tolulope Arotile died at age 24 as a result of head injuries she sustained from the accident, which happened at the Nigerian Air Force base in Kaduna state.

Daramola the NAF spokesperson, gave the name of Arotile’s ex-classmate who drove the vehicle that hit Nigeria’s first female combat helicopter pilot as “Mr Nehemiah Adejoh”.

The NAF spokesperson also said the matter would be handed over to the Nigeria Police Force being a civil case.

An ambulance belonging to the Nigerian Air Force with registration number AF 442, had brought in the body of the heroic combat pilot, to the national military cemetery on Airport Road, Abuja.

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Abubakar Sadique; Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello and his wife; the House Committee Chairman on Air Force, Bala Ib’n Nalla and the family members of the deceased were there to pay their last respects.

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