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First Female Combat Helicopter Pilot, Flight Officer, Tolulope Arotile, Laid to Rest

By Agogo.

The remains of the first female combat helicopter pilot in Nigeria, Flight Officer Tolulope Sarah Arotile was today  laid to rest at the military cemetery on Airport Road, Abuja, with full military honours.

Present at the burial are members of deseased’s family; Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Abubakar Sadique; Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Gabriel Olonisakin; Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State; his wife; House Committee Chairman on Air Force, Bala Ib’n Nalla, among, others.

According to military authorities, Flying Officer Arotile died, on July 14, following head injuries sustained in Kaduna, when her classmates of Air Force Secondary School Nehimiah Adejoh, accidentally hit her.

By Agogo.


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