His Excellency, rtd Col Samaila Yombe Dabai mni, fss, psc+ MBA (TAMBARIN ZURU), the deputy governor of kebbi state commiserate with the Nigerian Air force and families over the death of its first female Combat helicopter pilot, Flying Officer Tolulope Arotile.
In a telephone conversation, the deputy governor described the late first female flying officer as a patriot worthy of emulation by all Nigerians most especially women.
Rtd Col Samaila Yombe Dabai eulogize on the late officer, adding that her disciplined and courageous contributions as well as her skills in the bombardment of armed Bandit in some states recorded a lot of successes.
“Her demise is a great loss not only to the families or Nigerian Airforce, but the entire Aviation sector. I can feel the pain of loosing intellectual in moments like this”, the deputy governor added.
Flying Officer Arotile died between the age of 24 from a road traffic accident at the Nigerian Airforce (NAF) Base Kaduna. She was commissioned into the Nigeria AirForce in September 2017 as a member of Nigerian Defence Academy Regular Course 64, the first ever female combat helicopter pilot in the service which she was winged barely one year ago following the completion of her course in South Africa.
The deputy governor prayed for the repose of her soul and the families, NAF to bear the irreparable loss. Amen👏.