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Tears, Tributes As Tolulope Arotile Is Buried

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By Our Correspondent

Tolulope Arotile,, Nigeria’s first female combat helicopter pilot who died in a vehicle accident has been buried amid tears and tribulations from Nigerians.

The late flying officer was buried at the National Cemetery in Abuja on Thursday, July 23.

Among the top personalities in attendance was the governor of Kogi state, Yahaya Bello.

Top military personnel were at the burial site to pay their last respect to the late officer.

Tolulope Arotile reportedly sustained head injuries following a freak accident at the Nigerian Air Force Base in Kaduna.

A former classmate had reportedly reversed his vehicle when he saw her in excitement but hit her and ran over her body which led to her death.

Former president, Goodluck Jonathan, also sent his condolence message as well as other top Nigerians.

See reactions below:

As the late Heroine Tolulope Arotile is buried today,we appreciate her short but accomplished and patriotic life of service to her country.I call the states and the FG to immortalize her by naming streets or public buildings after her.May her soul Rest In Peace.Ameen.
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TRIBUTE TO LATE FLYING OFFICER, TOLULOPE AROTILE My heart goes out to the family and colleagues of late flying officer, Tolulope Arotile. She was a brave patriot who pushed her self beyond limits to demonstrate her uncommon love for our dear nation