Arotile Tolulope laid to rest in Abuja

Arotile Tolulope laid to rest in Abuja
Arotile Tolulope laid to rest in Abuja

The body of Arotile Tolulope, first female combat helicopter pilot in Nigeria laid to rest in Abuja in a military style on Thursday.

It is an emotional scene as the body of the first female war helicopter pilot in Nigeria, Tolulope Arotile was laid to rest in Abuja today.

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.

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

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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.

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.

Eight months before her death, she had been commissioned as Nigeria’s first female combat helicopter pilot.

More so, the Nigerian Air Force is currently on an investigative process to get to the root of her death as called for by prominent citizens of Nigeria.

The NAF has however made some arrest as investigation reveals they may be connected to her death.

Photo Credit: The Guardian

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