'Tolulope Arotile', the Nigerian's first female combat helicopter pilot was hit by a car driven by her ex- classmate who wanted to greet her, she later died at the Nigerian Air Force Base in Kaduna State on Tuesday.
The unnamed ex-classmate was reportedly reversing the car when the car hit her, she fell, and hit her head on the tarmac.
Tolulope's father 'Akintunde Arotile' gave an emotional statement when people came to console him.
He said "Just yesterday,at about 1 pm, I called her because she just came back from an operation against the bandits in Katsina (and) they gave them one week to rest,”.
“So, she was sleeping, and told me she was in bed resting. She said she will later go out to make some photocopies, and I told her not to be long and to return home on time because she was staying with my first daughter in Kaduna.
“Around 5:30 pm, somebody called me and asked if I had called her today and I said yes. Then the person told me to call her which I did,but no response, so I called her colleagues, and they were all crying on phone.
"Right from day one she had been very very intelligent. Sometimes, I wonder what type of IQ she had, she also combined intelligence with hard-work.
“I just thank God that she was able to achieve her dreams as a baby before her death,” Arotile concluded.
Her father gave an emotional statement, may the lord be with her family and give them strength.