Friday, July 17, 2020

Heroic female combat pilot, Arotile to be buried July 23

Nigeria’s first female combat helicopter pilot, Tolulope Arotile, who died on July 14 will be buried on July 23.

The Nigerian Air Force said on Friday 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, said: “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.”

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