Capt. Ikediechi Iweha, the JTF spokesman, told newsmen that the gunmen were arrested in Farawa.
He said the women were rescued in Sheka area, in the outskirt of Kano metropolis.
He said that the operation that was carried out early on Wednesday morning, followed a tip-off from members of the public.
He said that the operation recorded no casualty as there was no resistance from the gunmen.
Iweha listed some of the items recovered from the gunmen to include one AK47 rifle, 46 improvised explosive devices, two laptops, phones and their accessories.