It has now been revealed that the 24-year-old Tolulope Atorile, who died at the Nigerian Air Force Base in Kaduna State on Tuesday, was hit by a car driven by a former classmate who wanted to greet her.
Until her death, Tolulope Arotile was Nigeria’s first female combat pilot.
IT WAS gathered that the unnamed ex-classmate was reversing the car when it hit Tolulope Arotile who immediately fell and hit her head on the tarmac, leading to her death.
NAF Director of Public Relations and Information Air Com. Ibikunle Daramola revealed this moment ago in a statement in Abuja.
It stated, “Flying Officer Arotile died on July 14, 2020 at the age of 24, when she was inadvertently hit by the reversing vehicle of an excited former Air Force Secondary School classmate while trying to greet her.
“Before her untimely death, Flying Officer Arotile made significant and outstanding contributions to the war against terrorism, armed banditry and other forms of criminality in the country, flying several combat missions.”
Daramola explained that Arotile joined the Nigerian Air Force out of a passion for the job.