Arotile's death: NAF begins investigation

– NAF begins investigation into Flying Arotile’s death, holds two suspects in custody.

– Afenifere Calls for investigation

– Body set for burial on Thursday.

The Nigerian Air Force, NAF, has commenced the investigation into the circumstances that sorrounds the death of the first female combat helicopter pilot in Nigeria, adding that the force already have two suspects in their custody.

According to the force’s of Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle, the force is currently prying to ascertain the main cause of thee death and the necessary information will be released to the public as the investigation proceeds.

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Ibikunle added that the deceased will be buried on Thursday, 13th July, 2020.

Furthermore, the NAF spokesman assured the force’s support for the training of her female pilots, adding that 11 of her officers are currently on training both within and outside the country.

Recall that the deplorable news about the tragic death of Flying Officer Arotile was released on Tuesday throwing the whole country into grieve.

The first female combat helicopter pilot was reported to be head as a result of head injury sustained when she was “inadvertently hit by the reversing vehicle of an excited former Air Force secondary school classmate while trying to greet her.” the media reported.

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Afenifere calls for investigation

Meanwhile, several individuals, body and organizations has seen the news as insubstantial as and unreasonable, thereby calling for a thorough investigation into the death circumstances.

Notably is the Yoruba socio-cultural organization, Afenifere, who and the on Thursday, expressed their disapproval to the circulating news, thereby calling for an investigation.

NAF begins investigation, holds 2 in custody.

Meanwhile, Air Commodore Ibikunle, in an interview with Punch assured Nigerians that the investigation has commenced and they have hold two young men into custody.

“The two boys are in custody and the NAF will do a thorough investigation into the matter. It is a routine process – our own processes that are ongoing because it happened inside a NAF base. At the appropriate time, whatever information needs to go out will go out. But we cannot pre-empt that investigation process.” he said.

The force has also scheduled to bury the the deceased by 23rd of July.

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