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Tolulope Arotile, Nigeria’s first female fighter pilot buried in Abuja

Tolulope Arotile

Nigeria’s flying officer, Tolulope Arotile, has been laid to rest.

Arotile who was Nigerian Air Force fighter pilot was buried at the military cemetery in Abuja, amid tears.

The 24-year-old flying officer was recently hit by a car driven by an ex-classmate in Kaduna and she died after sustaining head injury.

Present during the burial was the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Abubakar Sadique; Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello and his wife; the House Committee Chairman on Air Force, Bala Ib’n Nalla and the family members of the deceased.

Until her death, Arotile was the first female combat helicopter pilot of NAF.

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NAF investigation had revealed that the deceased ex-classmate, Nehemiah Adejoh had no valid driver’s licence when the incident happened.

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