President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih said on a special national address that a team from Australian Federal Police will arrive in Maldives on Saturday, to assist the investigation into the attack against Parliament Speaker and former President Mohamed Nasheed.
President Solih added that the attack is under investigation by the security services, and that they are also seeking assistance from international experts to conduct a full investigation into the case. He also condemned the attack saying it’s an attack on his fellow colleague’s life, democracy, and economy of the country.
President Solih further said that there is absolutely no room for such attacks on Maldivian soil, and that he will not hesitate to take any action to ensure such an attack doesn’t happen again.
A timed explosion from a motorcycle took place outside Speaker Nasheed’s residence in Galolhu district of the Maldivian capital at 08:30 PM on Thursday, leaving the former president and five more injured in the aftermath.
Moreover, he was rushed to ADK Hospital, which confirmed he was brought in with multiple injuries but his vitals are now stable. He is currently undergoing surgeries deemed to be essential for full recovery.
The attack has drawn widespread condemnation from opposition and several politicians alike, and foreign diplomats. Many dubbed it as an attempt on Nasheed’s life and an act of terror.