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Nigeria’s first female combat helicopter pilot dies after road accident

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Nigeria’s first ever female combat helicopter pilot has died after sustaining injuries from a road accident.

The Nigerian Air Force announced Flying Officer Tolulope Arotile’s death on twitter on Tuesday.

The Air Force said the road accident occurred at an air force base in Kaduna state.

“During her short but impactful stay in the service, late Arotile contributed significantly to the efforts to rid the North Central States of armed bandits and other criminal elements by flying several combat missions under Operation GAMA AIKI in Minna, Niger State,” Nigerian Air Force tweeted.

The Air Force added that “as a result of head injuries sustained from a road traffic accident at NAF Base Kaduna. Until her death, Fg Offr Arotile, who was commissioned into the NAF in Sept 2017 as a member of@HQ_NDA RC 64, was the first ever female combat helicopter pilot in the Service.”

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“During her short but impactful stay in the Service, late Arotile, contributed significantly to the efforts to rid the North Central States of armed bandits and other criminal elements by flying several combat missions under Operation GAMA AIKI in Minna, Niger State,” the Air Force added.

There have been many reactions to Tolulope Arotile’s death on social media as well.

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Source: Africafeeds.com
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