Riddering was in the cafe with a pastor, and when the attack started they ran in different directions. A family friend found him in a morgue. At least 28 people died in the attack, which triggered a siege lasting more than 12 hours. After not hearing from her husband following the attack, Boyle Riddering began posting updates and prayer requests on her Facebook page.
The prayers of the Encompass family are with these fellow cross-cultural workers in this time of great loss.