Buhari mourns first female combat helicopter pilot, Tolulope Arotile


President Muhammadu Buhari said he received with deep pain the passing of Flying Officer, Tolulope Arotile.

In a statement by the Presuxebcy, he condoled 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 statement  was signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina.

He saluted Arotile’s bravery in the field to protect the country from onslaught of bandits and terrorists, assuring that her memory would be indelible, and her efforts remembered.

Adesina said the President commiserated with the Nigerian Air Force, airmen, airwomen and all friends of the deceased, recalling her deft skills in manoeuvring combat helicopters, which he had physically witnessed with pride.

Adesina said the President sympathised with government and people of Kogi State on the loss and pray that the Almighty God would receive the soul of the departed, and comfort the family she left behind.

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