Tolulope Arotile a vibrant, energetic, and talented youth of 23 yrs who was an Air Force officer died recently in a freaky road accident. The scenario wasn't pleasing.
She was a lover of the military forces and have attended military schools all her life.
Her dream was to be a combat flyer which she achieved before her death.
Ironically, while she was in one of her recent operations where she was targeted by the bandits who shot repeatedly at her aircraft fortunately the well-trained fighter engaged her combat skills and evaded them.
Eventually she carried out what she was deployed for successfully.
Ironically,on her return to the NAF base in Kaduna with her pass that a former secondary school mate was excited to see her and reversed his car to greet her.
A move that led to the fatal accident as his vehicle pushed her down and squished her head.
She was rushed to the hospital but she died on arrival.
She was passionate about flying which led to her passing her papers and qualified to go to South Africa for her helicopter training.
In her statement after coming back from South Africa
She said 'through my training I have always looked towards flying,the major thing I have come to realize in my field is that there is no break in my career you just have to keep pushing and doing your best'
'My advice to young out there is that 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'
A lot has been said about her by top officials in the military and government.
President Mohammed Buhari in a statement on Wednesday signed by his special adviser on media and publicity, Femi Adesina extolled the virtues of the first female combat helicopter pilot in the history of Nigeria Air Force.
The president received with deep pain passing of flying officer Tolulope Arotile condoling with the family on the loss of such a promising whose short stay on Earth impacted greatly on the nation most especially in peace and security.
The president sympathizes with Kogi state for the loss.
See what the top officials are saying
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