Nigeria’s first female combat helicopter pilot dies at 23
Nigerians have poured out their emotions and grief over the death of the first female combat helicopter
pilot in the history of the Nigerian Air Force, Tolulope Arotile, who died on Tuesday. Arotile died as a result of head injuries sustained from a road traffic accident at NAF Base in Kaduna State.
She died less than a year after she was decorated as the first female combat helicopter pilot. Tolulope is Nigeria’s First Female Combat Helicopter pilot and Slayer of Bandits and Terrorists.
The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Twitter, said, “The news of the demise of Nigeria’s first female combat helicopter pilot, Flying Officer Tolulope Arotile, which I woke up to read this morning is very sad and unfortunate.”
Former senator, Shehu Sani, tweeted, “It’s sad to learn that few minutes after I passed the NAF Airforce Base Kaduna, a tragic accident happened which took away the life of one of Nigeria’s finest and first female combat Helicopter Pilot, Tolulope Arotile. A great loss to our country. May her soul Rest In Peace.”
First and only female combat Helicopter Pilot, Tolulope Arotile died as a result of head injuries sustained from a road accident at NAF Base Kaduna.