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Nigerians Call For Investigation Into The Death Of Tolulope Atorile On Air Force Base

Nigerians have taken to social media to express shock and grief over the death of Tolulope Arotile, the country’s first female combat helicopter pilot.
She made history on October 15, 2019 when she was commissioned as the first combat helicopter pilot in the Air Force following the completion of her course at the Starlite International Training Academy, South Africa.

Arotile was instrumental in fighting insurgency in Nigeria, according to the Nigeria Air Force.

“She died as a result of head injuries sustained from a road traffic accident at NAF Base Kaduna,” it said.

NAF’s explanation for the cause of her death is, however, stirring controversy among Nigerians.

Mourning her demise, @Aloyebaba said, “What a painful loss! We need an investigation into how she had a road accident inside the base. The nation mourns this great officer, may her soul rest in peace and God grant the family the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.”

Former Nigerian senator, Shehu Sani, hailed her as a “woman who conquered the impossible”.

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