The Progressive Students Movement (PSM) mourned the sad death of Nigeria first and only female combat helicopter pilot, Miss Tolulope Arotile.
She died of a car accident that took place at Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Base, Kaduna on July 14.
The President of PSM, Mr Bestman Okereafor, said her death was pathetic, unfortunate and “a major setback for the country aerial military power development’’.
“The attention of the leadership of PSM has been drawn to the sudden demise of a promising and second to none first Nigerian female combat helicopter pilot, Miss Tolulope Arotile, 23.
“PSM condoles with the family and loved ones of the deceased.
“Even as we are equally calling on the leadership of NAF to critically look into circumstances surrounding the death of Arotile.
“No doubt, Arotile death is pathetic, unfortunate and a major setback for the country at a point when the government is battling insurgents and criminal elements in the country.
“We are therefore demanding the renaming of the NAF Base Kaduna in honor of Tolulope Arotile,’’ he said.
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