Tolulope Arotile Nigerias first female combat helicopter pilot is Dead From A Road Traffic Accident in Kaduna State Nigeria

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I was heartbroken when I received the sad news of the death of Flying Officer Tolulope Arotile yesterday in Kaduna,” his tweet read.

Tolulope Arotile Nigerias first female combat helicopter pilot is Dead From A Road Traffic Accident in Kaduna State Nigeria

“Tolulope, who was winged in October 2019, as the first female NAF combat helicopter pilot, was one of our shining young stars,” he added.

Tolulope Arotile Nigerias first female combat helicopter pilot is Dead From A Road Traffic Accident in Kaduna State Nigeria

According to the CAS, Arotile added value where she served as Squadron Pilot in Operation GAMA AIKI in Minna, Niger State, adding that she was eager to contribute to the fight against banditry and terrorism in the country.

“I recall meeting her at the Minna Airport, while on operational visit, after one of such missions & seeing her eagerness to contribute towards the restoration of lasting peace to the affected areas. Her death is a huge loss to NAF family and indeed the entire nation,” he said.

Arotile, who was commissioned into the NAF in September 2017 as a member of Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), died eight months after she was commissioned as Nigeria’s first female combat helicopter pilot.

The late young officer hailed from Kogi State.


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