On the 14th of July 2020, the first female helicopter combatant Flying officer Tolulope Arotile was killed in an auto crash after sustaining severe head injuries.
She was commissioned into the Nigerian Air force in September 2017 as a member of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA).
On the 15th of october 2019, flying officer Arotile was decorated alongside the first Nigerian First female warrant officer, Officer Grace Garba and the first female fighter jet pilot, Flying officer Kafayat Omolara sanni.
Grace Garba is the first female Senior Non-Commissioned Officer (SNCO) to be promoted to the highest rank in the Non-Commissioned Officers cadre since Nigerian Air Force was established on April 18, 1964.
Grace Garba was born on February 14, 1966 in Garkida, Gombi Local Government Area of Adamawa State. She joined the Nigerian Air Force in 1986 as a member of Basic Military Training Course.
While in the service, Grace Garba studied and earned four certificates in four different schools.
She got a degree in nursing from the School of Nursing, Maiduguri,Borno State.
A midwifery certificate from Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital Zaria, Kaduna State.
A certificate in Public Health from the School of Health Technology, Kaduna State.
And an Advanced Diploma in Public Administration certificate from the Federal University of Technology, Yola , Adamawa State , Nigeria.
Ita quite disheartening that one of the young fellow in which she made history with is dead.
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