A caravan of civilians from nearby cities have come together to protest and are heading to the church where the civilians are being surrounded to demand their immediate release.
As said by one of the caravan participants on the scene, “We are exactly in front of the police… the teenagers are inside the church surrounded by all of them. We are an unarmed group… the only thing we want is the release of the teens (civilians inside the church)”
“We have begged, we have asked, we have prayed for them to release the teenagers (civilians) more than 150 inside”
“But we are here (the caravan, the people) and here we will stay until morning until they release them”