Brigadier General Zakariyya appointed Commander of Aviation Security

Minister of Defence Major General (retired) Moosa Ali Jaleel has appointed Brigadier General Zakariyya Mansoor as the commander of the Aviation Security Command today.

Zakariyya Mansoor is also the director general of counter terrorism at the defence ministry.

The ministry has today denied media reports that Zakariyya has also replaced Chief of Defence Force Brigadier General Ahmed Shiyam, who was said to have retired from active duty.

The appointment of Zakariyya marks the most notable change brought to MNDF after the dismissal of Mohamed Nazim from the post of defence minister after a police raid on his residence, resulting in the confiscation of “dangerous weapons”.