Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has announced that the country’s first female combat helicopter pilot, Tolulope Arotile, who died on July 14, will be buried next Thursday, July 23.

Tolulope Arotile reportedly died as a result of head injuries sustained after the car of a former classmate hit her while reversing at NAF Base in Kaduna State.

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NAF stated that Tolulope Arotile will be laid to rest with full military honours at the National Military Cemetery in Abuja.

A statement by NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, titled, 

Late Flying Officer Arotile to be buried in Abuja with full military honours on July 23

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

Meanwhile, a condolence visit to the Arotile Family in Lokoja by a high-powered delegation, composed of the CAS, Honourable Minister of Women Affairs as well as the Chairmen of the Senate and House Committees on Air Force, has been scheduled to hold on a date before the burial.

Meanwhile, the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, in Abuja on Thursday received some members of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) as well as members of the National Assembly who visited him at NAF Headquarters to condole with him over the officer’s death
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