Issued on: 20/10/2020 – 22:00Modified: 20/10/2020 – 22:01 Nigerian authorities said on Tuesday that nearly 2,000 inmates had broken out of jail after crowds attacked two prisons, while officials announced a 24-hour curfew in the megacity of Lagos in an attempt to quell the unrest stemming from two weeks of protests against police brutality. Advertising Read more The Inspector-General of Police deployed anti-riot police across Africa’s most populous nation and ordered forces to strengthen security around Nigerian prison facilities. “The force will henceforth exercise the full powers of the law to prevent any further attempt on lives and property of citizens,” a police statement read. Interior Ministry spokesman Mohammed Manga said armed crowds had attacked two prison facilities, subduing the guards on duty. At the last count, 1,993 inmates were missing, he said Tuesday. It was unclear what the prisons' exact populations had been before the attack. “Most of the inmates hel..