Wednesday, 15 July 2020

MI Abaga Mourns Death Of Nigeria’s First Female Fighter Pilot, Tolulope Arotile

M.I Abaga has mourned the death of Tolulope Arotile, Nigeria’s first female combat helicopter pilot who passed in a car accident.

Flying Officer Tolulope Arotile was Nigeria’s first-ever female combat helicopter pilot in the history of Nigerian AirForce. She was commissioned into the NAF in September 2017 as a member of the National Defence Academy and winged in October 2019. Unfortunately,  Tolu died yesterday at the age of 23 as she sustained head injuries from a road traffic accident in Kaduna.
Reacting to her death on Twitter, MI Abaga called her an angel and superhero. He wrote:  “Rest In Peace Tolulope Arotile. Nigerians first female combat helicopter fighter pilot!!! At 23 – an angel and superhero amongst us!!!! We won’t forget you??”

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