ODI, Okun Patriots mourn Nigeria’s first female combatant helicopter pilot, Tolulope Arotile


It is with great sorrow that the the Okun Development Initiatives and Okun Patriots regretfully express rude shock, the unfortunate demise of Flying Officer Tolulope Arotile, who died on 14 July 2020, as a result of head injuries sustained from a road traffic accident at NAF Base Kaduna.

It is so unfortunate that the Okun Nation lost such a rare gem, a promising Okun daughter and a unique career officer at her prime.

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.

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.

On behalf of Okun Development Initiatives and Okun Patriots, I commiserates with the family of late Flying Officer Arotile and the entire Okun nation over this irreparable loss.

We pray that the Almighty God grants her soul eternal rest.

Deacon Olusuyi Otitoju
National Coordinator

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