Tears, tributes as Nigeria’s first female combat helicopter pilot, Arotile, is buried

The remains of Nigeria’s first female combat helicopter pilot, Tolulope Arotile, have been buried amidst tributes at the Military Cemetery in Abuja. She was accorded full Military honours as the hierarchy of the Nigerian Military led by the Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin, paid tributes. The remains were lowered into the grave at exactly 11.05 am. Arotile, who died on July 14 in Kaduna, was buried in strict compliance with COVID-19 guidelines, Nigerian Air Force spokesman, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, said. She died from severe injuries following a…

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Nigeria’s first female combat helicopter pilot, Arotile, to be buried July 23

The remains of Nigeria’s first female combat helicopter pilot, Flying Officer Tolulope Arotile, who died on July 14, will be laid to rest on July 23 at the military cemetery in Abuja. NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, who made this known in a statement on Friday in Abuja, said the late Arotile would be buried with full military honours. Meanwhile, the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has received some members of the Federal Executive Council as well as members of…

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Northern govs mourn first female helicopter pilot, Arotile

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State.

The Northern Governors Forum says it is shocked by the sudden and tragic death of Nigeria’s first female combat helicopter pilot Flying Officer, Tolulope Arotile, who was killed in a car accident in Kaduna. Chairman of the Forum and Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, in a statement by his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Macham Makut described the late Tolulope as a promising officer, who had demonstrated high sense of loyalty, patriotism and diligence in her service to Nigeria particularly in maintaining peace and security. Lalong said the…

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