Nigeria’s first female combat helicopter pilot, Tolulope Arotile who died after sustaining head injuries in a ghastly road accident which occurred at the NAF Base in Kaduna on Tuesday, 14th of July has finally been laid to rest at the military cemetery, Abuja.
A 21 gun salute was accorded to the slain late flying officer before her remains were buried at the National Military Cemetery, as scores of colleagues, including family members, bid tearful adieu.
The remains of the first Nigerian female Combat Helicopter Pilot, which arrived at the Cemetery at exactly 8.38 am, were lowered into the grave at exactly 11.05 am.
The hierarchy of the Nigerian Military led by the Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin paid tributes. In attendance also was the Governor Yayaha Bello of Kogi State and his wife, Rasheedat Bello; Minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Tallen; Chairmen of Senate and House Committees on Air Force, Senator Bala Ibn Na’lla and Hon Shehu Koku.
Arotile was buried in strict compliance with COVID-19 guidelines.
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