It is a gloomy Thursday morning for the Nigerian military and Nigeria as remains of late Flying Officer Tolulope Arotile arrived the Military Cemetery.
The ambulance conveying the body of history maker, Arotile was said to have arrived the Cemetery at exactly 8.38 am.
Security along the stretch of Airport road, where the Cemetery is located, has been tightened with heavy deployment of armed Military men, including the Guards Brigade.
Arotile was according to the Nigerian Air Force killed by a reversing vehicle driven by her old schoolmate, Nehemiah Adejoh at the NAF Base Kaduna.
Nigerians have called for an independent inquiry into the death of Arotile, while a Coroner inquest into her death has also been sought by many who feel her death was premeditated.
Arotile achieved a great feat in 2017 when she became Nigeria’s first female combat helicopter pilot in the 55-year existence of the NAF.
She was instrumental to striking bandits in Zamfara and other parts of Northern Nigeria.