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PHOTOS: Arotile buried in Abuja

July 23
11:37 2020

Tolulope Arotile, the first female combat helicopter pilot of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF), has been laid to rest at the military cemetery in Abuja.

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Her funeral, which was held on Thursday, was attended by many dignitaries, including Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi, and Sadiya Umar-Farouq, minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development.

Arotile died on July 14 of head injuries sustained from a freak accident which occurred at the NAF base in Kaduna.

Grieving sisters and relations of Tolulope Arotile, the first Nigerian female combat Helicopter Pilot, during her burial at the National Military Cemetery in Abuja on Thursday

Her siblings performing the ‘dust-to-dust’ rite

Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi, and Sadique Abubakar, chief of air staff, at the funeral ceremony

Abubakar laying a wreath in her honour

Abayomi Olonisakin, chief of defence staff, honouring the deceased

Pauline Tallen, minister of women affairs, laying wreath in honour of Arotile

Abubakar and one of the sisters of Arotile

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1 Comment

  1. solaakins
    solaakins July 24, 13:05

    Its a great lost to Yoruba, Kogi State,Nigeria, and the World as a whole. Though,I thank God for her life. May the Lord give her family enabled grace to bear this great lost. Amen

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