Gunmen have kidnapped Beauty Siasia, 75, the mother of former Nigeria national football coach, Samson Siasia.
She was taken in her village in Bayelsa state, southern Nigeria, in the early hours of Monday.
A family member who spoke to BBC Pidgin said the men broke in through the back door of the apartment to grab Mrs Siasia. He said they had not heard from her kidnappers and have reported the incident to the police.
The police say they have launched a manhunt to catch the kidnappers and rescue the victim.
Family members of Nigeria’s football stars have been targeted before by kidnappers demanding a ransom.
Current Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi and forward Samuel Kalu have both had a parent abducted in the past.