Tolulope Oluwatoyin Sarah Arotile was the first-ever female combat helicopter pilot in the Nigerian Air Force, She contributed significantly in helping to fight against insecurity especially in the northern parts of Nigeria, and died on the 14th of July, 2020.
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Full Names: Tolulope Oluwatoyin Sarah Arotile
Date of birth: 13 December, 1995
Age: 24 years
Date of death: 14th July, 2020
Father: Akintunde Arotile
Alma mater: Nigerian Defence Academy
Service/branch: Nigerian Air Force
Rank: Flying Officer
Buried: Military Cemetery, Airport Road, Abuja, Nigeria
Tolulope Arotile Biography, Date Of Birth, Early Life, Family, Education, Career, Death
Born on the 13th of December, 1995, to Akintunde Arotile and his wife, Tolulope Oluwatoyin Sarah Arotile was the first-ever female combat helicopter pilot in the Nigerian Air Force.
She contributed significantly in helping to fight against insecurity especually in the nothern parts of Nigeria, and died on the 14th of July, 2020.
She had her primary education at the Air Force Primary School, Kaduna, from 2000 to 2005, moved to the Air Force Secondary School, Kaduna in 2006 and finished secondary in 2011.
Tolulope gained admission into the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, as a member of 64 Regular Course on 22 September 2012.
She was commissioned into the Nigerian Air Force as a pilot officer on 16 September 2017 and held a Bachelor of Science in mathematics from the Nigerian Defence Academy.
Barely two years in her career, Tolulope had acquired 460 hours of flight in helicopter which was an outstanding performance for a combat pilot.
She was called effective, deadly and “fearless” in her fight against ISIS and held a commercial pilot licence and also underwent tactical flying training on the Agusta 109 Power Attack Helicopter in Italy.
Tolulope Arotile died on the 14th of July 2020, as a result of head injuries sustained in a road traffic accident at the Nigerian Air Force Base in Kaduna State.
She was hit accidentally by the reversing vehicle of an excited former Air Force Secondary School classmate who was trying to greet her.
Arotile was buried on the 23rd of July, 2020 at the Military Cemetery, Airport Road, Abuja.
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