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Arotile First Female Combat Pilot for Burial July 23

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has said the remains of the late Flying Officer Tolulope Arotile, the Service’s first female combat helicopter pilot, who died on Tuesday, will be buried on July 23.

Air Commando Ibikunle Daramola, NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, in a statement in Abuja, said the late Arotile would be buried with full military honours at the National Military Cemetery in Abuja.

He said the Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Sadique Abubakar, an air marshal, had received some members of the Federal Executive Council as well as members of the National Assembly who visited him at NAF Headquarters at various times.

He said they came to condole with him over the unfortunate demise of the young NAF pilot.

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