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??”