By Watchdog reporter

Robbers have made away with 16 computers and other items from Observer newspaper.

Robbers broke into The Observer newspaper on Saturday night.

“They made of with 16 computers and other items. But setbacks are part of life. Despite the huge loss, we will continue to play our role without fear or favour,” wrote journalist Benon Oluka on his Facebook page.

Observer management added, “On the night of October 15, The Observer offices on Tagore Crescent, Kamwokya, were broken into and at least15 desktop computers, several laptops and other assorted items were stolen.
The cost of the theft and vandalism is still being assessed.
“Our offices are protected by a private security firm whose staff on the night, Charles Olupot, was not found at his station on the morning of October 16, with his gun abandoned in the compound.
“A police team from Kira Road police station is working with The Observer management and officials from the private security firm to trace the person(s) responsible for this act and/or establish their motive.”