SO SAD! Nigeria’s First Female Combat Helicopter Pilot, Tolulope Arotile is Dead

3 weeks ago by: kacy lee
-- (f) at 15-07-2020 07:53AM

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Nigerian Air Force’s first female combat helicopter pilot, Tolulope Arotile, has died in a road accident.

It was learnt that Arotile sustained head injuries from the road accident which occurred at the NAF Base in Kaduna.

NAF in a press statement said the flight officer died on Tuesday.

The statement quoted the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, as describing her death as an “irreparable loss”.

Arotile, who hailed from Iffe in Ijumu Local Government Area of Kogi State, recently completed a programme at the Starlite International Training Academy, South Africa.

She died less than a year after she was decorated as the first female combatant helicopter pilot.

The statement read,

 “It is with great sorrow that the Nigerian Air Force regretfully announces the unfortunate demise of Flying Officer Tolulope Arotile, who died today (Tuesday), 14 July 2020, as a result of head injuries sustained from a road traffic accident at NAF Base Kaduna.

“Until her death, ‪Flying Officer Arotile, who was commissioned into the NAF in September 2017 as a member of Nigerian Defence Academy Regular Course 64, was the first-ever female combat helicopter pilot in the Service.‬

“During her short but impactful stay in the Service, the late Arotile contributed significantly to the efforts to rid the North Central States of armed bandits and other criminal elements by flying several combat missions under Operation GAMA AIKI in Minna, Niger State.

“We pray that the Almighty God grants her soul eternal rest.”

-- kima77same (m) at 15-07-2020 12:46PM
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-- dopygenius Online (m) at 15-07-2020 01:25PM
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Imagine Nigeria has lost a very irrpairable loss
What a beautiful waste,why she go get accident
Must it be from her village people?
Why is it most people in Nigeria no dey like make others progress,is either dey go attack u physically kindnap u and kill u or attack u spiritually,What is wrong with being a Nigerian??
Sometimes we blame the government for their bad doings,but the major problem is you....we,us,
The death of this girl no be ordinary
Imagine,just accident and just like that she die...
-- ikpotokin (m) at 15-07-2020 01:26PM
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Useless country. The Hausas have turned the country into farmland
-- sanababa (m) at 15-07-2020 02:02PM
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 I swear i no know which kind land be this Ooo!  Enemies everywhere BUT BY GOD'S GRACE THESE EVIL PEOPLE THEY WILL NOT SEE ME AND MY FAMILY IN JESUS CHRIST NAME AMEN
-- collinsuchendu (m) at 15-07-2020 11:41PM
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