In a shocking development, Najma Sadeqi, a 20-year-old popular YouTuber in Afghanistan said: “and through this video say goodbye to you all”. She was murdered days later in the suicide attack at Kabul airport.
Sadeqi who was a journalism student was getting ready to leave Afghanistan as she decided to record her “last video”. “Since we are not allowed to work and go out of our homes, we all had to record you the last video,” she added in the video message adding, “And through this video say goodbye to you all.”
The video went viral in no time on social media following an unexpected attack at Kabul airport. Several Afghans were murdered during the Kabul airport attack including 13 US service members. It is to be noted that ISIS-K claimed responsibility for the attack.
“Life in Kabul has become very difficult, especially for those who used to be free and happy,” she added as thousands gathered at Hamid Karzai international airport last week in order to escape the Taliban’s rule.
If reports doing the rounds are to be believed then Sadeqi recorded the message on the Afghan Insider YouTube channel which received over 15 million views. “I was working to make enough to pay for my daily expenses and for my education,” Sadeqi said in the video message while adding, “most of the families in the city are just waiting for meal for the day to survive now.”
Sadeqi, while sitting on a bed spoke directly on camera as she relayed her message which later turned out to be her last.
It is to be noted that the video clip was watched by concerned Afghans who shared their deepest thoughts. “You are not alone, Afghans,” said a viewer. Meanwhile, another user added that she was “rooting for Afghan girls”.
The video went viral in no time. The clip was watched widely by desperate Afghans curious to leave the country amid the Taliban’s rule.