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Parts of Lagos, Nigeria Continued

 In some parts of Lagos, Nigeria's largest city, gunfire rang and a correctional facility burned on the 22nd (local time), AFP reported. The U.S. has also criticized Nigeria's hard-line crackdown amid indiscriminate shooting of peaceful protesters on the 20th that has caused international outrage. Smoke was seen soaring at a detention facility in the Ikoy district of downtown Lagos on the same day. The police did not elaborate further, saying the rioters attacked but caught the flames. Streets are empty and shops are closed in other parts of Lagos, with a population of 14 million. Residents generally complied with the government's curfew, the Associated Press reported. Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari presided over a national security meeting earlier in the day consisting of defense ministers and police leaders. According to Reuters, National Security Adviser Babagana Monguno said President Buhari ordered the security forces in charge of security to "work within t

Fire Nigeria's Peace Demonstrators, 2,000 prisoners escaped from prison.

 At least two people were killed when security forces opened fire on protesters who were staging peaceful demonstrations in Lagos, Nigeria's largest city, in protest of police abuse, AFP, Reuters and Bloomberg reported. A Nigerian Red Cross official said at least two people were killed by security forces. The Lagos government said it had launched an investigation into the case. The blast came after Lagos imposed a 24-hour curfew. Witnesses said security forces fired to disperse more than 1,000 protesters during peaceful protests, AFP reported. "We were all sitting in peace, but they suddenly turned off all the lights on the streetlights and billboards, and everyone started shouting," said a participant who spoke on condition of anonymity. He said, "They came to us. I couldn't tell who it was. They started shooting and everyone ran to survive. Another protest participant said, "We are taking two people, one who has already been shot in the back and one who ha