Buhari mourns Nigeria’s first female combatant pilot, Tolulope Arotile

President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the family of the late female combatant pilot, Tolulope Arotile, who died on Tuesday.

Africa Today News, New York had reported that Tolulope died after sustaining head injury in a road accident.

The President in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, on Wednesday, extolled the virtues of the first female combatant pilot in the history of the Nigerian Air Force.

According to the statement, the President also expressed his condolences to the family of the deceased over the loss of their daughter.

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The statement reads, “President Muhammadu Buhari received with deep pain the passing of Flying Officer, Tolulope Arotile, condoling with the family on the loss of such a promising officer, whose short stay on earth impacted greatly on the nation, especially in peace and security.

“The President salutes Arotile’s bravery in the field to protect the country from the onslaught of bandits and terrorists, assuring that her memory will be indelible, and her efforts remembered.

“President Buhari commiserates with the Nigerian Air Force, airmen, airwomen and all friends of the deceased, recalling her deft skills in maneuvering combat helicopters, which he had physically witnessed with pride.

“The President sympathizes with government and people of Kogi State on the loss.

“President Buhari prays that the Almighty God will receive the soul of the departed, and comfort the family she left behind.”