Kano - The Military Joint Task Force (JTF) in Kano on Wednesday said it had arrested seven gunmen and rescued four women.
Captain 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.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Kano JTF had recorded a number of breakthroughs in its operations following cooperation from members of the public.
Some suspected insurgents were recently apprehended by residents during an attempted attack on Ado Bayero’s palace a forth night ago in Kano.