Air component of Operation Delta Safe have destroyed about 30 active illegal oil refining sites in Cawthorne Channel and Bille, in Degema Local Government Area of Rivers State.

Air Force Spokesperson, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, who made this known in a statement said the air strikes also, destroyed storage tanks, reservoirs, and Cotonou boats suspected to be siphoning crude oil from a flow station.

He recalled that in the last 2 months, Cawthorne Channel and Bille have accounted for the majority of oil theft and illegal oil refining activities in Rivers State, adding that within the period, over 30 illegal oil refining sites in these 2 locations were destroyed.