Bello called for calm among Fulani herdsmen in the state, and advised against any reprisal attack.
Jalido was assassinated by yet to be identified gunmen in the early hours of Oct. 30 in his residence at Peace Community, Lokoja.
Bello, who said this in a statement in Lokoja on Sunday, condemned the brutal killing of Jalido, saying that the killers would be apprehended and made to face the law for the dastardly action.
He called for calm among Fulani herdsmen in the state, advising against reprisal and extra-judicial reaction from any quarters.
“The prevailing calm in the wake of the unfortunate crime should be sustained, “the governor pleaded in the statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mrs Petra Akinti-Onyegbule.
“It is important that crime does not go unpunished, in order to send a resounding message to all and sundry that such will not be tolerated in Kogi State, “ he said.
While describing the assassination of Jalido as painful, Bello condoled members of his immediate family and friends to bear his exit with absolute faith in Allah and prayed that God grant him eternal rest.
Meanwhile, the association has promised to remain calm and give the government and security agencies time to unmask the killers of Jalido.
The state Secretary of the association, Suleiman Abubakar, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that members of the association had decided to give security agencies necessary information that might lead to the arrest of the killers.
“Average Nigerians can endure other hardships but this kind of action they may not endure,” Abubakar told NAN in a telephone interview.
Abubakar urged government and security agencies to expedite action to unmask the killers in the interest of justice and fairness.