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Throwback: First Female Combat Helicopter Pilot: ‘My Advice To Younger Ones’

There has been a lot of emotions following the controversial death of Tolulope Arotile. She is Nigeria's first-evee female combat helicopter pilot. This is a great achievement everyone could ever dream of.

She sustained an injury on her head after an accident. She died on Tuesday, July 14. Her death has caused a lot on the social media lately. People everywhere dropping their farewell message and Nigerians mourning her.

The flight officer had just returned from an operation in Niger State, where she was deployed in the fight to rid the north-central states of armed bandits and terrorists by flying several combat missions.

Reports has it that it was an old classmate of hers whom she was surprised to see, saw her strolling and decided to reverse her car so as to greet her. She mistakenly hit her and that was how she sustained a head injury which took her life.

A lot of dignitaries have sent their condolences concerning her death. Some even went to her parent's house to sympathise with them. The president too has mourned with the family concerning their loss.

In 2019, the flight officer said: “My advice to younger ones out there is that they should keep doing their best, they should keep running the race until they finish and they should not set a limit for themselves because the only limit they have is the one they set for themselves,” she told ThisDay.

Her death was described as 'shocking' and 'devastating' to the entire family by her father, Akintunde Arotile. She holds a bachelor of science in mathematics before her death and was aged just 23 years.

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