As we continue to mourn the death of Nigeria's first female combat helicopter pilot, Tolupe Arotile who died in a road accident 8 Nigerian air Force base, kaduna.
I will be listing out some things you probably did not know about the late Nigeria's first female combat helicopter pilot.
Apart from being the first female combat helicopter pilot in Nigeria, there are so many things about the pilot that you probably don't know check them out below:
- Tolupe Arotile is a native of iffe area in ijumu local government area of kogi state, she was born in 1995.
- she attended the air Force primary and secondary schools in kaduna.
- she joined the Nigerian air Force 401 flying training school, kaduna. On the 22nd of December, 2012 and graduated in 2017 and an officer in the force 16th of September, 2017.
- she was selected to train in South Africa following her performance during her initial flying training course at 401 flying training school, kaduna.
- she acquired 460 hours of flight within 14 months in helicopter, as at 15th October 2019.
- she was decorated the first female fighter helicopter pilot the Nigerian air Force has had in 55 years.
- during her short but impactful stay in the service, late Tolupe, contributed significantly to the effort of the armed bandit in the North central States.
Many Nigerians have reacted to the death of this hero, here are screenshots of how Nigerians reacted including politicians below:
May her soul continue to rest in perfect peace!
Now let's check out some pictures of this late hero:
Photo credits goes to the real owners.
Forever in our hearts!
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