Chairman of the Gan Allah Fulani Development Association, GAFDAN, in Kwara State, Ali Mohammed Jounwiro, has appealed to his members to be calm and keep the peace.
The appeal is coming on the heels of a rumoured reprisal attack following the bloody clash which broke out last Friday, between cow dealers and the Odua Peoples Congress, OPC, at Kara market in Ajasse-Ipo town, Irepodun Local Government Area of the state.
Scores were killed while several others were injured in the encounter, when a stray cow reportedly broke the side mirror of one of the 20 buses in the convoy of OPC members who were coming from Osogbo, Osun State, to Kwara last Friday.
In a statement in Ilorin on Thursday, the chairman urged his members to sheath their swords and allow the state government and security agencies handle the matter at hand.
Ali Mohammed said he is confident that the state government and security agencies were equal to the task of resolving the matter amicably.
He urged the members of the association to cooperate with the authorities in a bid to get to the root of the matter and find lasting solutions to the crisis.
The chairman also appealed to his kinsmen to support the monarch, Olupo of Ajasse-Ipo town in the search for peace in the community.
Governor Abdulrahaman Abdulrazaq had visited the area saying the incident was needless and regrettable.
He informed that a government committee will look into how to prevent such crises in the future.
Governor Abdulrazaq said a setback will also be created for markets like the Kara market in Ajasse-Ipo, which are so close to the highway.
He appealed to all persons involved to shun blame games and anything that may trigger violence in the area.