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Flying officer, Tolulope Arotile, to be buried on Thursday July 23

The remains of late Flying Officer Tolulope Arotile, the Nigerian Air Force’s (NAF’s) first female combat helicopter pilot, who died on 14 July 2020, will be laid to rest with full military honours at the National Military Cemetery in Abuja on Thursday, July 23.

This was disclosed in a statement released by the Director of Public Relations and Information of the Nigerian Air Force, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola.

Tolulope died in an accident in Kaduna state.

Mr Akintunde Akotile, the father of Nigeria’s first female battle helicopter pilot, Tolulope Arotile, who tragically diedon Tuesday, has revealed their last discussion before she kicked the bucket.

Akotile said he called his girl on the telephone on Tuesday at about 1:00pm on her arrival from an operation against bandits in Katsina State and the two of them had a few minutes talk.

I spoke with my Tolu at 1pm, I heard she's at the mortuary at 5pm -Father of late female pilot breaks down

He notwithstanding, uncovered that things went in a new direction later in the day when he got a call from an individual.

He said, “She told me that she will later go out to make some photocopies and I told her not to be long and to return home on time because she was staying with my first daughter in Kaduna.



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