Yoruba groups struggling for the independence of Oduduwa, Egbe Gbogbo Omo Yoruba Ajijan Gbara Orilede Odua nation, have commiserated with the family of Nigeria’s firs female combat helicopter pilot, late Tolulope Arotile who died in an accident in Kaduna State.
The Yoruba groups who paid a condolence visit the family house at Lokoja GRA, Kogi State on Tuesday, lamented that the Yoruba nation has lost a gallant and brilliant officer whose death has been shrouded in mystery.
The Chairman of groups, Comrade Fagbola Azeem explained that the death of the Flying Officer Serah Tolulope Arotile is a tragedy to the entire Yoruba race, describing her as a gallant flight cadet who has achieved a lot within the short span on earth.
He noted that all Yoruba groups both at home and diaspora identified with the family in this agony and sorrowful period.
He explained that death is a supreme end of every living souls, stressing that Tolulope’s death is very painful particularly when the nation needs her service.
Comrade Fagbola however prayed to God to grant the deceased eternal rest and give the parents and family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
Responding, the deceased’s mother, Mrs Atotile expressed gratitude to the visitors, praying that God grant them journey mercies to their various destinations.
Speaking further in a chat with Journalists in Lokoja on Tuesday, the Chairman of the groups from South West of Nigeria pointed out that the unity of Yoruba race is very sacrosanct, saying that there need to stretch hands of fellowship to the Yoruba people of Kogi State.