Tolulope Arotile buried amidst tears in Abuja
The remains of Tolulope Arotile, Nigeria’s first female combat helicopter pilot have been buried at the military cemetery in Abuja.
Her remains were interred with full military honours on Thursday amidst tributes and tears.
The Nigerian Military led by the Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin paid tributes to Tolulope as she was committed to mother earth.
Tears poured from family members and the civilian populace allowed at the strictly COVID-19 compliant event the military officers and the other ranks who performed the ceremony.
The remains were lowered into the grave at exactly 11.05 am.
The ambulance conveying the body arrived at the Cemetery at exactly 8.38 am.
There was tight security along the stretch of Airport road where the Cemetery is located with heavy deployment of armed Military men, including the Guards Brigade.
She was knocked down by a reversing vehicle driven by her old schoolmate, Nehemiah Adejoh at the NAF Base Kaduna.
The atmosphere in the Cemetery was gloomy with Military Personnel wearing long faces.