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

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

Tolulope Arotile, a flying officer from Nigeria, was laid to rest.

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

A car driven by an ex-classmate in Kaduna recently struck the 24-year-old flying soldier, and she died after suffering head injury.

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

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Arotile had been the NAF’s first female combat helicopter pilot before her death.

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

NAF investigation had revealed that Nehemiah Adejoh, the deceased ex-classmate, had no valid driver’s license at the time of the incident.

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