First female combat helicopter pilot hit by ex-classmate’s car – NAF

More details have emerged about the demise of Nigeria’s first female combat pilot, Flying Officer Tolulope Arotile, who died at the Nigerian Air Force Base in Kaduna State on Tuesday.

The 24-year-old was said to have been hit by a car driven by a former classmate who wanted to greet her.

The unnamed ex-classmate was reportedly reversing the car when it hit Arotile who fell and hit her head on the tarmac.

She subsequently died while receiving treatment at the hospital where she was taken to.

NAF Director of Public Relations and Information Air Com. Ibikunle Daramola revealed this in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday.

It stated, “Flying Officer Arotile died on July 14, 2020 at the age of 24, when she was inadvertently hit by the reversing vehicle of an excited former Air Force Secondary School classmate while trying to greet her.

“Before her untimely death, Flying Officer Arotile made significant and outstanding contributions to the war against terrorism, armed banditry and other forms of criminality in the country, flying several combat missions.”

Daramola explained that Arotile joined the Nigerian Air Force out of passion for the job.

Born on December 13, 1995 to the family of Mr and Mrs Akintunde Arotile in Kaduna, Arotile hailed from Ijumu Local Government Area of Kogi State.

 

 

-Punch

About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

One Response to “First female combat helicopter pilot hit by ex-classmate’s car – NAF”

  1. Emmanuel okafor Reply July 16, 2020 at 09:01

    May her soul rest in pice

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