There is a discrepancy in the numbers given to the media by authorities, with local lawmaker Adeyemi Olayemi telling CNN that nearly 50 people died in the shooting after the attackers entered on motorcycles.
Ajanaku told CNN she counted 39 photos in a tribute booklet made for the victims at the funeral mass.
A list of injured people also showed that 74 people were being treated in hospital for “various degrees of injuries,” according to the booklet.
“There are 31 with photos and 8 empty boxes for some of the victims,” she told the agency’s CNN.
“Some Igbo people brought their dead back to the southeast of the country. I’m still not sure how many dead there are,” she said.
Ajanaku added that the priest paid tribute to the victims, including a two-year-old and a 65-year-old.
Laide described the mood as “gloomy” in the packed room, adding that some distraught relatives rolled on the floor and some were crying in the room.
Ondo state governor Rotimi Akeredolu and a former state governor Olusegun Mimiko were among the dignitaries who attended the mass.
After the shooting, Pope Francis has prayed for the victims who were “painfully attacked during a celebration,” a Vatican statement said.