The Maldives National Defense Force (MNDF) has changed the command structure of the Special Protection Group (SPG), naming Lieutenant Colonel Abdul Muizzu as Commanding Officer and Major Moosa Rameez as Deputy Commanding Officer.
Colonel Nasrullah Ibrahim, the previous Commander of SPG, has been assigned as the commanding officer of Aviation Security.
Muizzu was fired from MNDF in 2013, but was recently restored with promotion after the court ruled that his firing was unjustified.
The SPG is responsible for ensuring the safety of visiting dignitaries and high-ranking governmental officials. The changes within SPG are in response to the recent terror attack on Parliament Speaker Mohamed Nasheed.