Arewa leaders mourn female combat helicopter pilot, Arotile
• Condole With Govt, Family
Northern leaders, under the umbrella of Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) have expressed shock over the tragic death of the female Nigeria Airforce (NAF) Combat helicopter pilot, Tolulope Arotile who died as a result of an accident.
Arewa leaders described her demise as a great loss to the North, saying that the deceased was a rising star in the region.
In a statement by the spokesman of ACF, Emmanuel Yawe, yesterday, the group said: “We mourn the death of Tolulope an indigene of Kogi State who was destined to be the gift of Northern Nigeria in our efforts to build a strong country.
“At her tender age, she demonstrated a rare gift of intelligence and determination. After obtaining a degree in Mathematics, she went on to qualify as a combat helicopter pilot, the first Nigerian woman to attain the feat. She bravely and courageously waged war against bandits who have been terrorising innocent citizens, particularly in Northern Nigeria.
“The forum wishes to condole with the Nigerian Air force for the ghastly and untimely death of this promising and gallant officer.”
The forum also condoled with the family of the pilot, Governor Yahaya Bello and the Kogi State government.
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